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Peacock, Carol Antoinette.


New York : Viking Juvenile, 2012

IL 3-6, RL 4.2

ISBN  0670013862

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According to an ancient Chinese legend, a red thread ties together those who are destined to meet and help one another throughout life. For eleven-year old Wen, this means a red thread binds her to her new American family. However, she struggles to adjust to her new home. Living in a new country is more difficult than she ever dreamed even if it means having more food and clothes than she could have ever imagined. Wen is overwhelmed by going to school and speaking English, feeling she belongs in her new family, and most of all, leaving behind her best friend Shu Ling, the only person who she knows truly loves her. Believing a red thread connects her to Shu Ling as well, Wen vows to find an adoptive family for her friend. But in order to do so, she must overcome her fears of being sent back to the orphanage for doing the wrong thing and race against a clock that will make Shu Ling ineligible for adoption once she turns fourteen. With every page, readers will find themselves not only rooting for Wen and Shu Ling, but also reflecting on the fascinating ways our lives intersect and impact others around us.  (South Carolina Children's Book Award nominee, 2015  Prepared by: Leslie Cooper, St. Andrews School of Math and Science,

SUBJECTS:     Interracial adoption -- Fiction.

                        Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.

                        Adoption -- Fiction.

                        Chinese Americans -- Fiction.

                        Family life -- Fiction.

                        Friendship -- Fiction.

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