A fun and lively story about growing up Asian American
The Year of the Dog is a humorous and poignant middle grade novel based on the author's true childhood adventures, interwoven with funny and often profound stories from her mother's life. Whimsical black and white illustrations by the author accompany the text. Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's life passions make this novel appealing to all readers.
This debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator has all the makings of a classic.
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as picture books such as Caldecott Honor Book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star, and A Big Bed for Little Snow. Grace is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Massachusetts. Her website is www.gracelin.com.