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"You are my messenger. Look everything. Remember." Grandma Nai Nai tells eleven-year-old Xiao Mei as the girl heads off to Shanghai, China, to visit their extended family. Xiao Mei is both excited and apprehensive. She will meet many new relatives, but will they accept her, a girl from America who is only half Chinese? Xiao Mei is eagerly embraced by her aunties, uncles and cousins and quickly immersed in the sights, smells and hubbub of daily living in Shanghai. At first battling homesickness, Xiao Mei soon ventures on her own, discovering the excitement of a different way of life and a new appreciation of her Chinese heritage. When it is finally time to leave, Xiao Mei must gather up her memories and bring "a little bit of China" back home. A lyrical story of adventure, self-discovery, and the strong bonds that tie families together. ~Publisher
To the delight of her grandchildren, Grandma Panda relates Chinese legends, including the tales of Mulan the woman warrior and Luban the inventor of the kite
The little girl left for school at dawn. On her way to school, she met a little spider, a little squirrel, a little hedgehog and a little panda. They were all afraid of the darkness and wondering if monsters were hiding in every corner. Only the little girl was not scared, because she had a little magic lantern. They held hand-in-hand so that nobody would be scared.
A story told in verse (as a series of individual poems), a Chinese American girl and her little brother protest the idea of moving, until their grandmother teaches them a special trick to make the change easier
When her husband goes missing, a new mother pleads with Tin Hau, the patron goddess of fisherman, for help
A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it
In this wordless graphic novel, a young girl traveling from her city apartment to her grandmother's country home becomes lost and enters a fantastical world in the clouds
When a dragon snatches the youngest of seven talented Chinese sisters, the other six come to her rescue
When Bamboo, a young Chinese farmer, finds himself beset by poverty and travels to the New World to find fortune, his sister-in-law, Jin, makes life difficult for his wife, Ming, until magic intervenes
When her father is lost at sea during a typhoon and her family no longer has enough to eat, Yenyee travels to Vancouver as a servant, across the ocean which she feels betrayed her