When Pacy's mom tells her that this is the Chinese Year of the Dog, a good year for friends, family, and "finding herself," Pacy begins searching right away. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, and wrestles with integrating her Taiwanese heritage with her American identity. But she also makes a new best friend, and discovers just why the Year of the Dog is a lucky one for her after all.
Grace Lin, beloved author of both picture books and middle grade novels, shines in this semi-autobiographical debut novel! Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This special edition of the modern classic features over 15 pages of new content, including deleted stories, a Q&A with the author and editor, photos from the author's childhood, and more.
"A lighthearted coming-of-age novel with a cultural twist. Readers follow Grace, an American girl of Taiwanese heritage, through the course of one year — The Year of the Dog — as she struggles to integrate her two cultures. Throughout the story, her parents share their own experiences that parallel events in her life. These stories serve a dual purpose; they draw attention to Graces cultural background and allow her to make informed decisions." — School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||7 - 12|
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|Publication Date||May 2, 2007|
|Publisher||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Series Name||Pacy Lin Books|