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Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family (The Yang Family #2)

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Yingmei Yang has changed her name to Mary now that she's learning how to be American. It's hard since her family sticks to their Chinese customs, which can be embarrassing in public. Still, Mary wants to be best friends with popular Holly Hanson. She sees her chance when she adopts one of Holly's kittens. The trouble is that Mary's family can't afford a cat and it could da ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Yearling (first published 1995)
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Roslyn Daly
I really enjoyed this story. This book has some really important lessons about friendship, particularly for upper elementary school girls. Great Read aloud!
Sydney Klimas
This was a very easy to read book. The book left you wanting to read more as the big conflict was towards the end and everything that lead up to it was intense. This is a good way to incorporate culture in the classroom because it shows the difference between Chinese and American families. It also is good because it shows how hard it is to fit into certain friend groups at school sometimes. I definitely recommend this book and I would have it in my classroom for sure.
This one is especially about living in America but not understanding the culture, when the third Yang tries to fit in, but finds it's harder than she thinks.
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i want to learn whats yang going through
Cute kid book! Obviously book challenge time
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