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New Year
Contributor(s): Lo, Rich
ISBN: 1510707239     ISBN-13: 9781510707238
Publisher: Sky Pony Pr
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2016
Annotation: Struggling to understand his teacher and classmates, a young Chinese boy remembers his love of Chinese New Year when asked to help design classroom decorations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Chinese New Year; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2016050592
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.95 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 January)

PreS-Gr 2—An unnamed boy struggles with fitting in after immigrating to the United States. When his teacher assigns the class an art project, he draws his memories of celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. His work inspires a class project that allows him to share his heritage with his new classmates. It also pulls in another Chinese student, who had initially been embarrassed to translate for him. Illustrated with bright watercolors, this simple and straightforward story emphasizes being proud of one's culture and sharing it with others. It takes a while for the boy to fit in and begin to learn English, and readers see his progress. A reassuring word from his teacher (who emigrated from Mexico as a child) lets the boy, and readers, know things will continue to improve after the book ends. VERDICT This hopeful tale of acceptance is a solid addition to larger collections.—Jennifer Rothschild, Arlington County Public Libraries, VA

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