Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future.

Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment. 

Title:Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062915627
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    Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Reviews

  • Sana

    'I have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea.'Me *before reading*: Let's read this picture book so that I can complete my edited 2020 reading challengeMe *after reading*: LOL SOBS I'M ...

  • Leah

    1-15-21: Pardon me while I wipe the tears away, but this book! I'm a biracial woman (part Chinese and part Mexican); growing up, I wasn't aware of my features until I was enrolled in a new school. My ...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    THE ARTWORK IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL and the story will help so many asian children overcome their differences in appearances and have self-love...

  • Dave Schaafsma

    "Some people have eyes like sapphire lagoonswith lashes like lace trim on ballgowns, sweeping their cheeks as they twirl.Big eyes, long lashes.Not me.I have eyes that kiss on the corners and glow like...

  • cossette

    did not expect to sob over this book, but "my eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea are a revolution. they are mama and amah and mei-mei. they are me. and they are beautiful." made me b...

  • Jillian Heise

    STUNNING!!! Even more so in the print book than the digital galley! An affirming story for Asian American children that should be in every classroom and school. Will pair beautifully with Where Are Yo...

  • Kathryn

    A completely beautiful and important reading experience. The illustrations are exquisite and the text is so heartfelt -- tender yet powerful. But, don't take my word for it, read the reviews by those ...

  • David

    Dung Ho's lush, breathtaking illustrations illuminate the author's heartwarming and lyrical praise for eyes shared by several generations of women and girls in a family—and the myriad stories, tradi...

  • Priss

    5/5. I haven’t been this happy to receive a book in the post in a while! And it was great, I already teared up reading the blurb and the book itself is even better. The illustrations are also wonder...

  • Donna Backshall

    Amah's eyes that kiss in the cornersand glow like warm teadon't work like they used to.But she sees all the way into my heartWhat a beautiful book. It is a loving mix of inspiration and empowerment.An...