Day's Lee



Sometimes you have to lose it all to discover what you really have. Life can’t get any worse for sixteen-year-old David Chang. He lost his job, is on the verge of being kicked out of his best friend’s band, and Christine thinks he lied to avoid going to the prom with her. How can one little mistake totally ruin a guy’s life? One is all it takes to make David face the music and learn what it really means to be a guitar hero.

Named "Best Book for Kids and Teens" by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

“A joyful teen drama told with soul and style.” - Kirkus Review (Read the full review here.)

"…readers will find Lee's novel engaging and will identify with David's desires and frustration throughout the story…”  - CM Magazine gives it 3 out of 4 stars (Read the entire review here.)

"Guitar Hero is a great first novel for Lee, and I look forward to reading what she creates in the future." - Amy's Marathon of Books (Read the entire review here.)


Schools and libraries can purchase it directly from Ingram.


Jade is a curious nine-year-old who likes to help out at her family’s Chinese restaurant, The Fragrant Garden. Though she is often allowed to help set tables or clean up, she longs to be part of the more exciting tasks such as helping in the kitchen or using the cash register. Her father and the other restaurant staff think she is too young for these responsibilities and often interrupt any of her initiatives at helping out—until a fire breaks out in the kitchen.

Jade’s quick-thinking response, recalled from a lesson in fire safety that she learned at school, wins her praise. Her father reconsiders her request for more responsibility at the Fragrant Garden.

Named “Our Choiceby the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

"The words and pictures in this book marry particularly well. It’s a first children’s book for both the author and illustrator, who seem to share a love of movement." - The Quill & Quire

"Lee's feel-good story conveys the positive and encouraging message that children, no matter how young, are capable of significant feats." 
- Montreal Review of Books

"It’s a show brought to life in words and in Josée Bellemare’s charming illustrations." - The Globe and Mail

"Lee creates a positive representation of Chinese Canadian experience that goes beyond the stereotypical representations that have historically informed the public's perceptions of Chinese Canadians." CM: Canadian Review of Materials gives it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars (Read the entire review here.)

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