Amy Wu does her best to make her new classmate feel welcome in this warmhearted and playfully illustrated follow-up picture book to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon.
Amy’s class has a new student from China! Amy tries hard to make Lin feel included, but she can’t draw him out of his shell. Then she sees Lin chattering happily in Chinese with his family. The gears in her head start to turn, and a plan blossoms. Step one: invite Lin to her dumpling party…
With a little help from her grandma and a shiny new banner, can Amy give Lin the warmest welcome?
Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional—the former have better souvenirs, but the latter allow for dragons, so it’s a tough choice. A writer of books for teens and children, she spends her free time scribbling poetry, taking photographs, and climbing atop things she shouldn’t. You can learn more about her at KatZhang.com.
Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons, and everything in between. When they are not drawing, they enjoy cooking, reading, and playing with their cats. Charlene grew up in Singapore, and now lives in Canada. Her favorite baos are still char siu baos, and her favorite dumplings are air-fryer wontons!
Why We Love It
“Every installment in the Amy Wu series is full of heart and warmth, and I love how Amy always seeks to connect with other kids through her own culture. Her experiences mirror those of kids in the real world, as they navigate their own place in the world while ensuring they create a welcoming space for others. Amy Wu is sweet, charming, and authentic.”
—Deeba Z., Editor, on Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 3, 2022)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 5 and up
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