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Year of the Book

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Year of the Book

written by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

This fully illustrated chapter book follows Anna, a young Asian-American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

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Year of the Book

Books in this series

written by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin - Fiction

Lonely fourth-grader Anna Wang turns to books for company, but soon finds there is more to life than what can be found in the pages of a book. Andrea Cheng’s THE YEAR OF THE BOOK is about a precocious reader navigating relationships with friends and family using the books she loves.

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family has adopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day? In this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book, readers will be just as moved by Anna's devotion to her new sister as they will be inspired by her loving family and lasting friendships.

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Eleven-year-old Anna heads off to sixth grade, leaving the comfort of elementary school behind and entering the larger, more complex world of middle school. Surrounded by classmates who have their roots all in America, Anna begins to feel out of place and wonders where she belongs. When Anna takes a trip to China, she not only explores a new country and culture, but finds answers to her questions about whether she is more Chinese or more American.    

written by Andrea Cheng with illustrations by Patrice Barton - Children's 10-12

Astute Anna discovers that sisterhood really can cross continents and cultures in this heartwarming fourth book in the Anna Wang series. Patrice Barton's lively and warm illustrations bring Anna's story to life.