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Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things
really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky,
she learns a surprising lesson.
"Explores the child's experience of straddling two cultures--and serves up an ending as satisfying as sweet-and-sour pork and a crusty dessert."--
The Washington Post
"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."--
Booklist (starred review)
About the Author
JANET S. WONG is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young readers. Her picture books include
Apple Pie Fourth of July, Hide and Seek, and
Buzz, all illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and
The Trip Back Home, illustrated by Bo Jia. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE is the author and illustrator of
Best Best Friends and
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, a Caldecott Honor Book. She also illustrated
Apple Pie Fourth of July,
Hide and Seek, and
Buzz, all by Janet S. Wong,
Once Around the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson,
Only You by Robin Cruise, and
My House Is Singing by Betsy R. Rosenthal. Margaret Chodos-Irvine lives in Seattle, Washington.