Wonderfully Made 奇妙的傑作 Book Giveaway

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Esther Leung-Kong is a Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian author who aims to help educate children on diversity, immigrant struggles, and cultural representation through her bilingual book Wonderfully Made 奇妙的傑作 for kids 5 to 10 years old.

Wonderfully Made 奇妙的傑作 Book Giveaway

Wonderfully Made 奇妙的傑作 Book Giveaway

In Wonderfully Made, Leung-Kong shares her story and struggles of fitting in as a child immigrating to a new place. Along the way she met Indigenous friends and learned about their stories that helped transform her journey in embracing her own cultural roots.

Leung-Kong’s passion includes advocating for justice and compassion both locally and globally through her work at the non-profit organization Culture Regeneration Research Society and volunteering with the local grassroot charity Vancouver Urban Ministries, leadership development for young people and inspiring others through music. Throughout the years she has been raising awareness among the Chinese immigrant community about colonial history and treatment of Indigenous people. 

The bilingual book is available in hardcover and ebook, with illustrations by Melanie Choi, and narrated by the author in audiobook format.

Enter to Win

I have a book along with audiobook link to give away! Here’s how you can enter to win:

Wonderfully Made 奇妙的傑作 Book Giveaway

I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on April 28, 2022. Open to Metro Vancouver only.

Testimonial from Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, Founder and Executive Director of the Orange Shirt Society:

“In 2003 I went to China to teach English, I only lasted 3 months! For the first few weeks all I did was cry; I had to remind myself that no one sent me, that I was free to go home at any time, this made me feel better. I arrived near the end of January, which is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. l’d always wondered what millions of people looked like, well I sure found out fast. It was like someone took me and dropped me on another planet. Everything I knew to be true was no longer true – from the language to the currency, to the food, I couldn’t even cross the street by myself. I needed someone to help me. This is what Wonderfully Made reminded me of. Because of this experience, I could associate with the experience of Esther coming to Canada and having a difficult time adjusting.

Thank you, Esther, for learning about and helping to educate others about Residential Schools in Canada. No matter what nationality we are or where we are from, we all have a right to walk on this earth and to breathe the air. No one is better or less than anyone else. We are all wonderfully made!”

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10 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. NicoleThursday, April 21st, 2022 — 3:54pm PDT

    Would love this for my daughter to learn more about her Chinese heritage

  2. AmyThursday, April 21st, 2022 — 8:04pm PDT

    Incredible prize! My kids would LOVE this!!!

  3. franThursday, April 21st, 2022 — 8:25pm PDT

    Great to be learning of other’s immigration experience… since most of us are immigrants!

  4. JCThursday, April 21st, 2022 — 9:55pm PDT

    Very unique prize! I love it

  5. BrendaThursday, April 21st, 2022 — 10:35pm PDT

    Would love a copy of this book!

  6. WynneSunday, April 24th, 2022 — 1:02am PDT

    Would love a copy of this book!

  7. FionaTuesday, April 26th, 2022 — 7:25pm PDT

    I would love to show this to my students, who are newcomers to Canada!

  8. Ella Y HoTuesday, April 26th, 2022 — 8:43pm PDT

    So glad to have our stories being told.

  9. StephThursday, April 28th, 2022 — 8:39pm PDT

    Yes, would love a copy to read for the 4 grandkids

  10. Mary YuFriday, April 29th, 2022 — 9:16am PDT

    My kids would love this

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