Book Club - The Ninja Daughter
Welcome Reading Ohana (Family)
The Ninja Daughter has powerful themes of family, identity, culture, and empowerment—all of which provide fertile grounds for meaningful discussion.
Book club discussion topics will be posted 11/5!
In the meantime, please enjoy the world of Lily Wong.
Lily's Martial Arts
Lily Wong trains in Ninjutsu, Wushu, and (to a lesser degree) boxing. She began her martial arts experience with Wushu and competed in this beautifully athletic art from childhood through her first year on the UCLA Wushu team. At age twelve she met Sensei, a ninja master, and began training with him in secret. After dedicating herself as a protector of women, Lily augmented her training with Parkour, mountain climbing, running, and biking. Since her mother never allowed Lily to post or be tagged on videos of her performances, we can only share demonstrations by her creator, Tori Eldridge.
Lily Wong Inspired Recipes
As with Lily, Tori’s home cooking is decidedly Chinese. Fresh garlic, ginger, and scallions are in abundance, and the refrigerator is stocked with hoisin, black bean, and chili garlic sauce. Her go-to marinade involves Sake or Shao Hsing rice cooking wine, soy sauce, and garlic, with Chinese Five Spice and curry powder on hand. She counts her carbs, avoids wheat, but enjoys the occasional short grain brown rice, chow fun, and Shiraki yam noodles. When the weather turns chilly, she often fixes congee or Asian style soup for breakfast, and her most popular Christmas dinner featured crispy Mandarin ducks. Here are a few of her homestyle recipes.
Invite Tori to Your Book Club
Tori loves to engage with readers and would like nothing better than to visit your book club virtually via video or even in person.
Please send her a message!
In the meantime, get to know Tori in these fun interviews.