Nomination: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Shang, Wendy Wan-Long. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu. 2011. 312 p. Scholastic Press, $17.99 (9780545162159). Gr. 4-6. [jw] Lucy Wu is looking forward to a great year: relishing the power of being in the top grade at school, getting her own room when her annoying sister goes to college, and playing tons of basketball on the team with her best friend. None of this happens as planned when instead her great-aunt from China comes to stay in her room for several months and Lucy is enrolled in Chinese class the same morning as basketball practice. Lucy survives these complications, plus bullying and her first crush, coming out stronger, more compassionate and with some new allies.

 

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