Kirkus Reviews: The Shared Room

Mention of The Shared Room by Kao Kalia Yang as part of a Bibliotherapy list

A family gradually moves forward after the loss of a child—a story for readers of all agesOf course the death of a grandparent or another family member can rock a child’s world. Two upcoming books address the subject with protagonists of color. In Candy Wellins and Charlie Eve Ryan’s Saturdays Are for Stella (Page Street, Aug. 11), a young biracial (black/white) child suddenly loses his beloved grandmother; in Kao Kalia Yang and Ce Reider’s The Shared Room (Univ. of Minnesota, June 9), a Hmong American child suffers the sudden loss of a sister.


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