The Year of the Three Sisters

illus. by Patrice Barton. 175p. (An Anna Wang Novel: Bk. 4). Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780544344273.
Gr 1–4—Anna and Andee campaign to bring their Chinese pen pal, Fan, to the U.S. on a cultural exchange program. But Anna begins to worry that Andee and Fan may be too different to get along. Cheng's characters are just as charming as ever in this fourth series entry. Cultural details are woven skillfully throughout, while Barton's comely illustrations add to the overall appeal. Another winner.
In this fourth book, Anna is both excited and apprehensive when her waitress friend from China, Fan (introduced in The Year of the Fortune Cookie), comes to Cincinnati as an exchange student. Anna must both adjust to seventh grade (without Laura and Camille) and help Fan learn a new language and customs. Another sensitive and thoughtful entry in the Anna Wang series.

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