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The Year of the Fortune Cookie

The Year of the Fortune Cookie

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Eleven-year-old Anna heads off to sixth grade, leaving the comfort and familiarity of elementary school behind and entering the larger, more complex world of middle school. Surrounded by classmates who have their roots all in America, Anna begins to feel out of place and wonders where she really belongs.  When Anna takes a trip to China, she not only explores a new country and culture, but finds answers to her questions about whether she is more Chinese or more American.

     This young illustrated chapter book is the third in the series that includes The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby.

Find out more at Middle Grade Mania: http://hmhbooks.com/middlegrademania
Eleven-year-old Anna heads off to sixth grade, leaving the comfort and familiarity of elementary school behind and entering the larger, more complex world of middle school. Surrounded by classmates who have their roots all in America, Anna begins to feel out of place and wonders where she really belongs.  When Anna takes a trip to China, she not only explores a new country and culture, but finds answers to her questions about whether she is more Chinese or more American.

     This young illustrated chapter book is the third in the series that includes The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby.

Find out more at Middle Grade Mania: http://hmhbooks.com/middlegrademania

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Apr 29, 2014
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Copyright © 2014 by Andrea ChengIllustrations copyright © 2014 by Patrice Barton All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.The text of this book is set in ITC Berkeley Oldstyle.
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Cheng, Andrea. The year of the fortune cookie / by Andrea Cheng ; illustrations by Patrice Barton.p. cm.Sequel to: Year of the baby.Summary: Eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.ISBN 978-0-544-10519-51. Chinese Americans—Juvenile fiction. [1. Chinese Americans—Fiction. 2. Identity—Fiction. 3. Intercountry adoption—Fiction. 4. Adoption—Fiction. 5. China—Fiction.] I. Barton, Patrice, 1955– illustrator. II. Title.PZ7.C41943Yf 2014[Fic]—dc232013024155Manufactured in the United States of AmericaDOC 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 14500XXXX“Where I’m From” © 1999 by George Ella Lyon. Reprinted by permission of author.
 
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