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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

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In a vivid world based on Chinese folklore, Minli and her parents are barely surviving in the valley of Fruitless Mountain. One day, Minli sets out on a quest to bring good fortune to her family. This is one of the books on the CALA/YALSA Taskforce's…

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Talented eleven-year-old Robin Lee must quit dance lessons in order to save money and bring Robin's grandmother from China. Frustration mounts when her grandmother arrives and butts heads with Robin while favoring her brother. Her grandmother’s stay…

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New from Here

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Ten-year-old Knox isn't just the new kid

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The Many Meanings of Meilan

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Twelve-year-old Taiwanese American Meilan Hua struggles to fit in when her family moves from Boston’s Chinatown to a small town in Ohio. When Meilan discovers the meanings of her Chinese name, she inhabits different personas to deal with her…

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Maizy Chen's Last Chance

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Twelve-year-old Maizy spends the summer at her grandparents’ Chinese restaurant in Minnesota. Along with general summer drama, Maizy also hears Opa's story of Lucky's immigration journey little by little. Maizy learns about her family's secrets and…

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The Ugly Vegetables

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A young girl wishes her family's garden is full of vibrant flowers like everyone else's. Instead, it's full of bumpy and prickly vegetables. However, when harvest season comes along, the vegetables bring the whole neighborhood together in the form of…

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Ten Little Dumplings

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At first glance, readers encounter an auspicious pairing of boys and dumplings, celebrated and revered. But in the shadows, a little girl is always there, learning from the world. Quirky and distinct ink and pencil art speaks volumes about breaking…

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Ten Blocks to the Big Wok: A Chinatown Counting Book

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Mia and her Uncle Eddie have adventures throughout Chinatown as they travel to the Big Wok restaurant for dim sum. Accompanying the lively and colorful illustrations is text in Mandarin and English as Mia, her uncle, and a neighborhood cat journey…

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My Day with Gong Gong

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Young May reluctantly spends a day with her Gong Gong, who only speaks Cantonese. Their day is punctuated with conversations May does not understand and glimpses of favorite foods as they run errands in Chinatown. Gong Gong's warmth and care shine…

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I Dream of Popo

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A child in Taiwan loves spending time with her Popo. When the family immigrates to San Diego, the connection between the child and Popo is separated by a vast ocean. Mandarin phrases are featured throughout this story about finding expressions of…

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