Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu
Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

Chinatown Pretty by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

$35.95 CAD

This book is going to be my feel good-go-to.

Born of a street photography project, Andria Lo and Valerie Luu found the beauty and wisdom and endurance of the elders of Chinatowns across North America had a bigger story to tell than their initial intentions.

Looking to the communities in Manhattan, Oakland, Chicago, San Fransisco and our very own Vancouver, the stories behind these seniors are unique - but share a common thread - that of preserving the communities that they have helped shape. 

There is such a tenderness in the writing that accompanies each person. I learnt about our own city's Chinatown's history while also reminding myself to call my grandmother, and to look for more opportunities to celebrate our elders on a regular basis. This is a treasure of a book.