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Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear

Author: Trang NguyenIllustrator: Jeet Zdung

Evocative panels depict the life of rescued Sun Bear Sorya and the dedication of her saviour Chang, inspired by Vietnamese conservationist Trang Nguyen, who is determined to restore her to her rightful rainforest habitat. Poignant, playful and expressionistic, Saving Sorya offers a stimulating, emotive and magical visual experience. 

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  • Winner: 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration
  • Own Voice
  • East and Southeast Asian representation
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Female lead