Open - A Boy's Wayang Adventure

Eva Wong Nava

Open is a 10-year-old boy with a curiosity for life and the things that happen around him. He is on the autism spectrum, loves to draw and is especially good at drawing monkeys. When his class is selected to perform a Chinese Opera based on the Monkey King and the Journey to the West, Open must find it in himself to overcome his obstacles and boldly step on stage. Along the way, he finds a friend who loves and accepts him for who he is.Open is a heartwarming story about friendship beyond barriers. Weaved into the backstory of Open is the story of the Chinese Opera, helping readers to make literary and cultural connections. Open: A Boy's Wayang Adventure is the bronze medal winner for the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, 2018. 

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