Margaret Chiu Greanias

Writing stories to delight children

How This Book Got Red

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How This Book Got Red cover: A red panda on a giant panda's shoulders

None of the panda books are ever about red pandas!

Red is going to do something about that.

When Red discovers a new book about pandas, she can’t wait to read it! Except it’s about only one kind of panda, and red pandas are completely left out. Red never gets to read stories about pandas like herself! So she decides to take matters into her own paws and write her own book.

But sometimes Red wonders if the only kind of pandas the world sees are the black and white kind. What if nobody wants to read her book? Red must find the courage to finish her story.

​Illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (October 3, 2023)

ISBN: 978-1728265650

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ACTIVITY KIT: Download a free activity kit from Sourcebooks Kids which includes a coloring page, maze, templates for make-your-own red panda and giant panda hats, and write-your-own-story guide.