Bound To Stay Bound

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 Amy Wu and the warm welcome (Amy Wu)
 Author: Zhang, Kat

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [37] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 980138 ISBN: 9781534497351
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Chinese Americans -- Fiction
 Immigrants -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 School stories

Price: $23.28

Amy Wu would love to welcome the new student in her class, but Lin has just come from China and does not speak much English, so with the help of her family Amy tries to work out a way to bridge the language gap.

 Illustrator: Chua, Charlene
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 518382

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/22)
   School Library Journal (00/06/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2022 K-Gr 3—The children in Ms. Mary's class are kind and welcoming. When new student Lin arrives from China, everyone greets him warmly. "Lin grins and opens his mouth. Then he shuts it again. His cheeks glow red." All day Amy tries to include him in activities, but Lin doesn't speak. It isn't until she sees him talking animatedly with his family in Chinese that another side of Lin is revealed. The illustrations of this book reflect the inclusive theme by showing characters with a variety of skin tones, hair colors and textures, and eye colors. But it goes beyond the surface features to also show Amy's home with her grandmother who helps her make a banner in Chinese, her mother who invites this new family to come to their dumpling party, and the guests who are friends from work and school. The words, actions, and facial expressions all show how much the characters want to make this new family feel accepted. Back matter includes ideas on how readers can make a welcome banner, details about the author's own experience growing up speaking English and Mandarin, and a few panels that translate the Chinese spoken by Lin and his sister. VERDICT Illustrated with warm and welcoming colors, this story is perfect for helping students make a new member feel at home and to understand that "It's never too late for a welcome."—Suzanne Costner - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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