Dane Liu was born in China and spent her teenage years in Canada before moving to the U.S. In 2018, We Need Diverse Books awarded her a year-long mentorship. Friends Are Friends, Forever is her first picture book, and she lives in Portland, Oregon.
Friends are Friends, Forever
By Dane Liu
Illustrated by Lynn Scurfield
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
On a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve in Northeastern China, it’s Dandan’s last night with Yueyue. Tomorrow, she leaves for America. The two best friends have a favorite wintertime tradition: crafting paper-cut snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments. As they say goodbye, Yueyue presses red paper and a spool of thread into Dandan’s hands so that she can carry on their tradition. But in her new home, Dandan has no one to enjoy the gift with–until a friend comes along.