Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American by Laura Gao

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American

Laura Gao

272 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction graphic novel lgbtqia+ memoir emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced


An insightful and hilarious graphic memoir of a queer Chinese-American immigrant, from debut author-illustrator Laura Gao. After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texa...

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emotional 76%
hopeful 52%
funny 43%
inspiring 35%
informative 30%
lighthearted 18%
adventurous 14%
challenging 12%
sad 8%
tense 4%
relaxing 3%
dark 1%


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