February Author Review
Book: “Year of the Dragon”, Debbie Chinn & Ginna BB Gordon
“Year of the Dragon”, a colorful graphic memoir based on “Dancing in Their Light”. Written by Debbie Chinn and illustrated by Ginna BB Gordon
Published by Lucky Valley Press, 2024, www.luckyvalleypress.com Price $19.99
Art Presence Art Center will feature “Year of the Dragon” on the shelves of their Authors’ Gallery in February, 2024. Debbie Chinn’s first publication, “Dancing in Their Light”, 2022, can also be found there. Both books chronicle the life of Debbie Chinn, a proud daughter of Chinese immigrants, growing up in the families’ enterprise of establishing the Mah Jong Restaurant, and later, the Polynesian nightclub, popular culinary destinations during the gilded age of dining from 1960 to 1980. Debbie shares her experiences of coming of age in that family enterprise.
Her latest publication, “Year of the Dragon” is a colorful graphic memoir and pays homage to Chinese New Year, representing new beginnings. Artist and writer, Ginna BB Gordon, created the exquisite colorable illustrations found within the pages of this book.
The creators of “Year of the Dragon” hope it serves as a fun activity to inspire you to learn more about the culture and norms of Chinese New Year and give you an insight into Debbie’s family. Debbie lives in Northern California and Ginna BB Gordon, formally of Jacksonville, lives in Pacific Grove, California.