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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.

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor Cover (Karyn Lee)
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor Cover (Karyn Lee)

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 segment aired on June 29, 2022.

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