Favorite Daughter is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside the body, and find where China is buried underneath. Divided into four parts, the book explores ideas like navigating hybridity, localism, and harmony in ways that disturb commonly-held notions about broad terms like "belonging" and "cultural struggle." A compilation of immigration stories, Chinese radio segments, Google translate entries, and dictionary remixes, Huang immerses herself in everything she is uncertain of.
"Nancy Huang is truly a painter of words; Favorite Daughter will fill your hands with sugar, your mind with lilies, and your chest with sunlight. She explores the intricacies of family & diaspora, reimagines history, and shows us how to build a new world using the ruins of two languages- a world where she is both sun & river, south & west, purity & scream. There was something in each poem that made me put my hand to my heart and made me greedy for the next piece. You will want to read this over and over, becoming a new transformation of yourself each time."
- Jasmine Bell, author of Tears of Genesis