Whether you call your grandmother “amah”, “popo”, “waipo”, “nainai”, “mama”, “grandma”, or something else, she plays a key role in your connection to your heritage. Amah Faraway tells the story of how young Kylie transforms from feeling unsure and reluctant to embracing her grandmother and her heritage country. We got to talk with author Margaret Chiu Greanias and illustrator Tracy Subisak and found many common threads that the Taiwanese diaspora will see reflected throughout this delightful picture book.
Where to buy Amah Faraway:
Margaret Chiu Greanias
- Chinese family tree (Off the Great Wall video, Mina Learns Chinese Instagram graphics for grandparents, aunts/uncles)
- Taiwanese family tree (Taiwanese)
- "Lost Generation", a palindromic poem by Jonathan Reed (video, text)
- Taiwanese Association of Greater Portland (TAGP)