bipoc books

uplifting bipoc authors

If You Miss Me

If You Miss Me

A healing story of loss and love, this beautiful picture book reminds us that the people who mean the most to us are always with us.

Charlie loves to dance her way through life with her grandma. They may not always be together, but each time they part Grandma says, “If you miss me, look at the moon.” Then winter brings unexpected change, and not even dancing feels the same. What will Charlie do? Will Grandma come to see her dance again? In the biggest show of the year, Charlie finds her answer. This tender exploration of loss from debut author-illustrator Jocelyn Li Langrand illuminates the boundless power of love to help and heal.

Book Details

Publisher: Orchard Books
Publish Date: December 7, 2021
ISBN: 9781338680690
Language: English

About the Author

Jocelyn Li Langrand is a San Francisco-based Chinese artist. Growing up in the south of China, she was an outgoing kid who drew the monthly class newspapers, performed at every school show and read picture books as her textbooks. She studied abroad in Singapore and graduated college in the United States in Visual Communication Design. After working a few years as designer Jocelyn discovered her dream career in writing and drawing. IF YOU MISS ME is her debut picture book.

Jocelyn also enjoys creating art for non-profit organizations and public spaces. She is the winner of the San Francisco Muni Art Award 2019, where her artworks interpreting “Hidden Gems of San Francisco” were displayed in 100 city buses, transforming these spaces into rolling galleries for thousands to enjoy.

Browse More Books