Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by author Pat Zhang and illustrator Charlene Chua

Reading Age: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: December 15, 2020

One day a teacher reads a story about dragons to her students. Afterwards it is the students’ turns to create dragons using craft materials. Amy’s dragon looks different from the ones seen in the story and Amy’s classmates make comments. Amy tries to make dragons that please her friends but don’t feel right to her. Craft time ends and Amy is disappointed. When she arrives home, Amy’s grandmother tells stories of Eastern dragons to Amy and her friends. The next day, Amy shares her dragon creation with her class. Included in the back of this book is a dragon activity and information about Eastern and Western dragons. The Illustrations show details to discuss about culture, differences and feelings.

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon was selected by Jumpstart Read for the Record 2021 to be read nationally on October 28, 2021. https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/

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