Tiến and his family are struggling. His mother worries about her aging mother, still in Vietnam, while Tiến wonders how to tell his parents, separated from him by a language barrier, that he’s gay. They turn to fairy tales to help them make sense of life–and give them the hope of a happy ending.
Ms. Faith says: “The Magic Fish is a story inside of a story inside of another story, but it isn’t confusing. The author/illustrator flows the story elements together in beautiful harmony and tells all the stories in a very memorable way. The backmatter is full of history, the illustrations are beautiful, and the story made me sob, in a good way. A must read for all ages.”