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The Year of the Baby

Title

The Year of the Baby

Authors

Andrea Cheng

Illustrator

Patrcie Barton

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780547910673

Pages

176 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Anna and her best friends Laura and Camille return in an engaging new story. Anna's family has adopted a new baby from China, but her new sister is not thriving and refuses to eat. When Anna and her friends are assigned a science experiment in school, they decide to use the assignment as a way to help Baby Kaylee.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

640L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Bicultural; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; adopted baby; adoptive family; international adoption; interracial friendship; mixed race; different cultures; bicultural child; bilingual child; immigrant parents

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year Bank Street College of Education
Choices Cooperative Children's Book Center
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, June Cahners
Cochecho Readers' Award, Nominee New Hampshire

Keywords

friendship; Chinese Americans; Chinese/English; science project; nursery songs; helping with the baby; China's one baby policy

Diversity Impact

direct

The Year of the Baby


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