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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New E Wang, Andrea (Text) 38262300006041 Juvenile Picture Books Checked out 08/24/2021

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Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage. Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered watercress as they can.At first, she's embarrassed. Why can't her family get food from the grocery store? But when her mother shares a story of her family's time in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged. Together, they make a new memory of watercress. Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4 to 8. Holiday House.
Grades K-1. Holiday House.
Subject: Harvesting > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Ohio > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Watercress > Juvenile fiction.
Ohio > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

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