Interview with Lisa Wee

Hi everyone. It’s time for another #ChatWithThePBLady

Today I’m talking to the amazing and creative Lisa Wee about her book LI NA IS MY NAME.

You can find her answers below and in the illustration she drew.

Can you tell us a bit about LI NA?

Do you get teased by others for bring different. Friends, families and neighbours around Li Na felt it was affectionate to tease her for her not-so-girly hobbies and clothing. Li Na is about a little kid who refused to be stereotyped.

Your book teaches kids to be themselves and to be resilient. What does resiliency mean to you?

The oak tree can be broken but a bamboo can bend and adapt to new direction. Resilience is like the bamboo – adapting to the new reality, even if it is not as ideal and we can challenge ourselves to overcome.

What advice would you give a child who feels “different?”

Remember being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you are very brave to be yourself.

I really enjoy your illustrations. How would you describe your illustration style?

My illustrative style is Quaint, quirky and vibrant and are inclusive, embracing diversity in celebrating the lives of children from all walks of life, whether they come from adopted families, same-gender families or blended families. 

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your book?

Just in case, you are looking for a copy for your incredible kid who needed that boaster of confident to be themselves. Here is 2 links, Li Na is my name can be pre-order.

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