A Dad, A Daughter And Rewriting Representation

Imagine how Jerry Zhang felt when his daughter, Madison, explained that she didn’t want to be Chinese because none of the characters in her books were. The conversation inspired Zhang – an attorney by trade – to try to fix the problem, and the result is “Pepper Zhang: Artist Extraordinaire” (Little Ning Books). Zhang joins us to talk about creating a strong Asian hero – and about the underrepresentation of Asians in pop culture.