On her first day haunting a new school, all Mimi has to wear are old Chinese gowns from her great-great-great-great-great-ghost-grandmother. She wants to look horrifying and rattle chains with the cool American ghouls at school, but her ghost ancestors insist she dress and behave like a good Chinese ghost. Desperate to fit in and find a middle haunting ground between her cultures, she plans a ghastly new look. But she questions whether her haunt couture is a fabulous fright or a grave mistake when her family finds out, and another ghoul at school appropriates her Chinese fashion.
This ghoulishly playful ghost story offers a boo-tiful reminder that while sometimes school and family can make you feel invisible, bicultural pride never goes out of style.
"A fun, ghostly spin on trading blending in for standing out." –Kirkus Reviews
"Ethereal colors perfectly depict this otherworld, and the text excellently describes Mimi's world and conveys her thoughts and feelings as she considers her Chinese and American cultures [...] A luminous picture book that embraces the beauty of biculturalism." —School Library Journal
"Yin serves up a pun-tacular ghost story [...] [Mimi's] desire to fit in is easily relatable and gives her decision to stand up to bullies extra oomph." —Booklist
"The text of this caught-between-two-cultures ghost story contains much wordplay [...] and the illustrations capture Mimi's early misery and later empowerment." —Horn Book