The Year of the Dog

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Grace Lin
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0316060028
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds.

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Harbor Me

Jacqueline Woodson

It all starts when six young people have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them.

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