Ying Compestine

Event date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 3:30pm


What was the pandemic of the century like at the start? The swift,
gripping novel Morning Sun in Wuhan captures the uncertainty
and panic when COVID first emerged in Wuhan, and how a community
banded together. Weaving in the tastes and sounds of the historic city, Wuhan’s comforting and distinctive cuisine comes to life as the reader follows 13-year-old Mei who, through her love for cooking, makes a difference in her community.

Author Ying Chang Compestine draws on her own experiences growing up in
Wuhan to illustrate that the darkest times can bring out the best in people, friendship can give one courage in frightening times, and most importantly, young people can make an impact on the world. Readers can follow Mei’s tantalizing recipes and cook them at home.

Ying Chang Compestine is an award-winning author, speaker, and television host. She has authored 25 books for adults and children, including the acclaimed novel Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party, which chronicles her experience of growing up in China during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A leading national authority on Asian culture and cuisine and the former food editor for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine, Ying is frequently invited to lecture at schools and organizations around the world.


"American middle schoolers may not have given much thought to the origins of the

current pandemic, so this makes a useful . . . reminder that worry, food management,

social isolation, and short tempers are shared globally. So too, however, are creative

thinking and volunteerism, and Compestine tacitly suggest the best way to help is with

your own passion and skill set." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"A unique and poignant tale about the early days in epicenter of the COVID-19

pandemic. . . . In addition to eliciting hope and compassion, Compestine’s creative and

genuine storytelling offers up numerous windows into Chinese culture." — Booklist

"The simple story is a bridge builder across geography and culture, universal in its

themes of family and community through the global pandemic, encouraging empathy,

introspection, and optimism. . . . Endearing, hopeful, and sure to make your mouth

water." — Kirkus Reviews


Enter Here to Participate in the Morning Sun In Wuhan Sweepstakes 

from 10/12 to 11/6.


 -ONE (1) grand prize winner of a ZWILLING DRAGON 12-INCH, CARBON STEEL, WOK, IN BLACK MATTE + Signed finished copy of Morning Sun in Wuhan
-TWO (2) winners of signed finished copies of Morning Sun in Wuhan
-Sweepstakes are only open to US Residents 
-Entries from Hicklebee's will be counted as two entries
-Winners will be chosen via random selection and announced on November 8th
-Winners will be announced via social using their first name, and last name initials only and also      emailed directly to the email address they provide.


1378 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Morning Sun in Wuhan By Ying Chang Compestine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358572053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - November 8th, 2022