As a child, I was absolutely obsessed with Mulan. I was the proud owner of four Mulan Barbie dolls collected across multiple birthdays, the Mulan computer game, the Mulan soundtrack, and—of course—Mulan on VHS. And there’s no question that I’ve seen the movie several hundred times. So, I was definitely excited when the Mulan live-action remake was first announced, and I’ve been thrilled to hear this film will stay closer to the source material—even if we’re losing everyone’s favorite talking dragon. (Never fear. You can always rewatch the original film for more dishonor to be placed upon your cow.) While the movie’s original release date of March 27 has been moved back to an undetermined date, I still wanted to share some books that remind me of this amazing story of a strong woman fighting to protect her family and save China. Hopefully these must-reads help pass the time until the movie premieres.
This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.