Year of the Dog
When Grace was in school, she loved to read, but a book about children of Taiwanese immigrants just didn't exist. She longed to read a book about someone like herself, so when she grew up, she wrote one! It became a story that followed her all the way through the memorable Year of the Dog.
During the year of the dog, Grace made a very special friend, entered a writing contest, went to a red egg party, celebrated with family foods, and entered a science fair. You will probably see some of your own family characteristics in her family ... if you happen to have an older sister who picks on you or a younger sister who makes you laugh.
Year of the Dog grew from Grace's real experiences. It may just inspire you to write a story about the experiences of a kid like YOU!
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