The Year of the Fortune Cookie

Title

The Year of the Fortune Cookie

Description

"The third chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage."
"This book focuses on the life on a Chinese family living in America with strong ties to Chinese culture and heritage. The main character is a young girl of Chinese decent and she takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage." "The book is about a sixth grade, Anna Wang, trying to find her own identity to answer the question whether she is more Chinese or more American. When Anna gets to travel to China to see the orphanage where her sister came from, she gets CAT (Community Action Team) involved in fundraising and knitting projects. Going to China changes Anna's perspective on what it means to be both Chinese and American, and she gains confidence and empathy as a result."
"The Year of the Fortune Cookie is an inspirational reading. The book focuses on Anna's questions about her Chinese heritage and the background of her adopted sister, who was left at a Chinese orphanage as a baby. Anna continues to question what it means to be Chinese-American and broadens her views in helping her community and making new friends. Through the trip, the book tells how Anna stays open-minded about her new experiences in China and learns a lot about herself as well as the country." This book has won the 2014 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Children's Books).

Creator

Cheng, Andrea; Barton, Patrice [Illustrator]

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Date

2013

Language

eng

Type

text; book

Identifier

9780544105195

Is Referenced By

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Files

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Citation

Cheng, Andrea; Barton, Patrice [Illustrator], “The Year of the Fortune Cookie,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed August 8, 2020, http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/609.