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Red Thread Sisters
by Carol Antoinette Peacock


Overview - Wen has spent the first 11 years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. After Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Wen has spent the first 11 years of her life at an orphanage in rural China, and the only person she would call family is her best friend, Shu Ling. After Wen is adopted by an American couple, she struggles to adjust to every part of her new life. But the hardest part of all is knowing that Shu Ling remains back at the orphanage, alone.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670013869
  • ISBN-10: 0670013862
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.63 x 5.78 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - Asian American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Adoption
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

The joy 11-year-old Zhang Wen feels over getting a family of her own through international adoption is dampened by her knowledge that her best friend, Shu Ling, will be left behind in a Chinese orphanage. After arriving in Massachusetts, Wen can’t stop worrying about Shu Ling, who has been deemed “unadoptable” due to her age and misshapen leg. Wen vows to find a home for her friend, but also fears being sent back to China for not being a “good enough” daughter. This quiet, intimate novel focuses on Wen’s difficult emotional journey, as she builds trust with her American family and tries to find a way to save her friend. Writing from personal experience as the mother of two adopted daughters, Peacock (who explored similar territory for younger readers in the picture book Mommy Far, Mommy Near) offers insight into the struggles of Asian children both awaiting adoption and assimilating into a new culture. Wen’s selflessness and determination are poignant but not overly sentimental, and the story’s harsh truths about children in need are sensitively expressed. Ages 8–12. Agent: Regina Brooks, Serendipity Literary Agency. (Oct.)

 
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