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

Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American

Laura Gao

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

272 pages | first published 2022

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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 73%
reflective 73%
hopeful 62%
funny 43%
inspiring 38%
informative 32%
adventurous 20%
lighthearted 13%
challenging 12%
sad 7%
dark 3%
tense 3%
mysterious 1%


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medium 43%

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