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The Year of the Fortune Cookie: Anna Wang, Book 3

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Thought-provoking story of tween girl's trip to China.

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The Year of the Fortune Cookie is a refreshing change from the many books about sixth grade in which girls are plunged into friendship dramas and budding romances. Anna instead continues to question what it means to be Chinese-American and broadens her concerns to helping her community and making new friends.

Anna's introspection is believable and never heavy-handed, and her travels in China are interesting and add some tension when Anna is unsure she will be able to accomplish her goal of going to her sister's orphanage. This chapter book is short but satisfying.

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