Watercress by Andrea Wang
Watercress
Watercress
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Watercress

Written by Andrea Wang & illustrated by Jason Chin
Published by Neal Porter Books
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Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family’s Chinese Heritage. Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl’s parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered watercress as they can. At first, she’s embarrassed. Why can’t her family get food from the grocery store? But when her mother shares a story of her family’s time in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged. Together, they make a new memory of watercress. Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780823446247
    Publication Date
    March 30, 2021
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2020017366
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0823446247

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