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Dandan is preparing to move from China to the United States with her family. Her last night is a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve which she celebrates with her best friend Yueyue. Together, they continue their tradition of crafting red paper snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments. Yueyue encourages Dandan to carry on their tradition, but in her new home she struggles to find someone to share the gift with – until a new friend comes along. Friends are Friends, Forever is a hopeful story of friendship, culture, and passing on love and kindness around the world.
Dane Liu was born in China and spent her teenage years in the U.S. and Canada. In 2018, We Need Diverse Books awarded her a year-long mentorship. Friends Are Friends, Forever is her first picture book, and based on her own immigration story.
Lynn Scurfield is a mixed media illustrator based just outside of Toronto, Canada, who has worked on a variety of projects in newspapers, magazines, comics, and children's publishing.