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Nonbinary author Xiran Jay Zhao wants LGBTQ+ kids to have an easier adolescence than they did

Author Xiran Jay Zhao (Courtesy)
Author Xiran Jay Zhao (Courtesy)

Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa speaks with best-selling author Xiran Jay Zhao about their latest book, “Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor,” which centers around a gay Chinese American boy who discovers he was born to host the spirit of the first Chinese emperor.

By Xiran Jay Zhao

Excerpted from ‘Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor.’ Copyright (c) 2022 by Xiran Jay Zhao. Used with permission of the publisher, Margaret K. McElderry Books. All rights reserved.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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