Mei Li

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Mei Li
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Author Thomas Handforth
Illustrator Thomas Handforth
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date

Mei Li is a book by Thomas Handforth. Released by Doubleday, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1939.[1]


This story is about a girl named Mei Li l who ventures out to attend the Chinese New Year festivities with her brother San Yu and is burdened with the task to prove that there're activities for girls, too.[2]


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ "The Story of Mei Li". The Horn Book. Horn Book Magazine. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
Preceded by
Animals of the Bible
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Abraham Lincoln