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Daughter of Xanadu has a sequel

Published by Random House/Delacorte Press in 2011, Daughter of Xanadu begins the story about Marco Polo and the young woman he fell in love with in China.  Emmajin, fictional granddaughter of Khubilai Khan, aspired to join the Mongol Army and at first spurned this young merchant from Venice. Only after she experienced battle did she realize what she might learn from Marco Polo.

Now the second half of their story can be told. Son of Venice picks up the tale as Emmajin and Marco begin a journey toward his homeland in Europe.

Daughter of Xanadu was selected by the American Library Association for its 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project list of books about strong women and rated “Outstanding Merit” on Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year list in 2012. It was also selected by the National Council for the Social Studies for its 2012 master list of Notable Books for Young People.