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Comments for Thanking the Moon

Thanking the Moon: 12/01/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the county I live in is roughly one third Asian. In that third, roughly of that is Chinese. Among our friends, there are many blended Chinese-American families like the one in Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin.

This book is about the preparations leading up to Mid-Autumn Moon festival, and then the festival itself. Each family member has a job to do to get ready. There are things to collect and prepare: pomelos, tea, mooncakes and paper lanterns.

Grace Lin uses patterns in her colorful artwork that mimic the beautiful patterns you'd find in Chinese textiles. But the families that go to celebrate the festival at the park show the wide diversity of the Chinese-American families.

Four stars.

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