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The Year of the Book

Cheng, Andrea

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Year of the Book
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Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2012
ISBN: 9780544022638
9780547684635
0547684630
Branch Call Number: j CHENG 2012
Characteristics: 146 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Halpin, Abigail Illustrator

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Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.


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joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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Touches on all kinds of tough subjects in a thoughtful, appropriate way: embarrassment that her her mother is a housecleaner; having to attend Saturday School to learn Chinese and not doing very well at it; having her best friend suddenly come to stay when the friend's father breaches his restraining order following a custody battle.
This list makes it sound like a troubled story, but it is really very nice, and I recommend it. Lots of mentions of good books to read.

Jul 24, 2012
  • hopedoogs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

looks like a great book just starting it and discovers all kinds of books

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In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own.

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