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Almond Cookies & Dragon Well Tea by Cynthia…

Almond Cookies & Dragon Well Tea

by Cynthia Chin-Lee

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This story is about two young girls of different descents, learning about each others culture. Erica and Nancy were friends in school, but had never visited each others families or homes. Nancy invites Erica over to her house for a play date. At first, Erica is nervous about visiting a house that my be strange or different. Throughout her visit, Erica warms up to the new ideas and becomes very brave. Overall, this is a beautiful story. Children may be hesitant about trying or learning about new things, and this story shows them that it is okay to try. This is a wonderful story about culture and diversity and why we should learn about. I really love this story, it gave me chills at the end. I do plan on having this in my classroom library. ( )
  bethanygc | Oct 3, 2016 |
I really liked this book for a few reasons. The two main characters in the book are so unique yet so similar, both representing and exploring very different cultures through friendship. The illustrations were done beautifully and were helpful in understanding the specific terminology being used to describe the Chinese-American culture. I also liked that the plot was simple and informative throughout it's progression. The central message of this book was that it can be really rewarding to learn about new cultures from your friends, and the book did a great job of presenting this.
  ShaynaNewman | Oct 14, 2015 |
Great for grades k-3. Erica visits the home of Nancy, a Chinese American girl, and makes many delightful discoveries about her friend's cultural heritage. Fiction. The illustration looks like it was drawn with pastals. Diversity in classroom.
  sdglenn | Feb 13, 2009 |
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Erica visits the home of Nancy, a Chinese American girl, and makes many delightful discoveries about her friend's cultural heritage.

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