The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin

On Sherry Early's Semicolon blog you'll find booklists, reviews, and a host of other resources on everything from picture books to homeschooling and everything in between. However, you might know Sherry best from her ongoing feature, the Saturday Reviews–a roundup of book reviews from around the kidlitosphere and beyond.

YearofRatRecently, Sherry–one of our nominating panelists for Middle Grade Fiction–reviewed Grace Lin's The Year of the Rat, sequel to last year's The Year of the Dog. The newest title about fiesty young Grace–or Pacy, as she's known to her family–follows her as she embarks on a new year filled with new questions, challenges, and explorations:

Grace/Pacy is a thoughtful little girl, rather serious, but with a
happy close-knit family to help her understand the things that puzzle
her and to help her celebrate both her American-ness and her Chinese

Read the full review here.