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 Kaylee isn't thriving. She doesn't want to eat, and nobody can figure out why.
Worried about Kaylee, Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, decide to help — and discover that she takes a few bites when Camille sings. Now they've got a goal: create a science project that figures out if music is the solution, identifies whether Chinese or American songs work best, and 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.
"Three months have passed since her family brought Kaylee from China to the United States. She looks fine to Anna, who enjoys taking care of her, but she doesn’t want to eat. Camille gets her to swallow a few bites by distracting her with a song, planting the seed of an idea that blooms into an easy-to-follow experiment involving both Chinese and American nursery songs and a silent meal as a control.... Middle-grade readers will find many ways to connect with Anna and her friends in this warm family and school story." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2014|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
|Series Name||Anna Wang|