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The New York Times Book ReviewLittle White Duck isn't Communist propaganda. It is at once more innocent and more sophisticated. What Liu and Mart?nez do is convey a child's-eye view of a country in transition. Politics, culture and history play into their stories, but the reader's awareness of them is a child's awareness. The mural of Mao and the ancient gods and the colorful posters encouraging patriotic behavior are probably important, but fireworks, schemes to catch rats and pretty jackets with soft little white duck-shaped patches are so much more interesting. Liu and Martínez perfectly capture that childhood exuberance, but grown-up sensibilities nonetheless underlie their storytelling. Every so often, Martínez's panels give way to propagandistic images, forcing a dialogue between Da Qin's real life and the ideal life espoused by her government.
—Gene Luen Yang