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Wendy Wan-Long Shang


Wendy Wan-Long Shang

My parents, who grew up in China, had no favorite books from their childhood to share with me, which left me to my own devices in the library. When I mentioned this to a friend, she was a bit stunned, and I understood this reaction. I certainly never felt deprived as a child, but as a parent, it's hard to imagine not having that link.
My own book is about finding the stories we discover about our families and how we are changed by them. I hope my book inspires its readers to find the powerful stories, both great and small, in their own families.
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Wendy Wan-Long Shang

Books by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang and Madelyn Rosenberg - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction

David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot on his plate. Preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah would be enough work even if it didn't involve trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything. But David just wants everyone to be happy. That includes his friend Scott, who is determined to win their upcoming trivia tournament but doesn't like their teammate --- and David's best friend --- Hector. Scott and David begin digging a fallout shelter just in case this Cold War stuff with the Soviets turns south...

by Wendy Wan-Long Shang - Family, Fiction, Sports

Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.