Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Year of the Dog
The Year of the Dog is definitely going to be a big year for Taiwanese-American girl Pacy. It's always been hard for herself and her sisters for her at school-they're the only kids of Taiwanese descent there. But that's before Melody moves to school, and she and Pacy become best friends. These two are totally going to have the best year ever! Readers will watch Pacy grow throughout the year-physically and mentally. This sweet coming-of-age novel will appeal most to children in grades 3-6. With cute child-like illustrations scattered throughout the novel, Grace Lin's The Year of the Dog is an important and wonderful multicultural novel about howe important it is to be who you really are.