How My Family Lives in America
by Susan Kuklin
Illustrated by Susan Kuklin
Reviewed by A.V.G. (age 9)
A.V.G. is a student in Mrs. Gudino's 3rd Grade Class
This story tells what her name is and her name is April. It says her parents were born in Taiwan. Then it has a picture of her Chinese teacher and her classmate. And the teacher shows them a special writing called calligraphy. In the middle of the book it shows a picture of them eating. At the end it shows a picture of them playing a family game. After the story, it shows the way to cook cold sesame noodles.
I like this book because it is about a Chinese person and I come from a Chinese family. My favorite part is when the teacher showed April how to do calligraphy because my Chinese teacher did the same with us. We wrote "Happy Chinese New Year." I like that the illustrations are not cartoons. They are photos. The illustrator probably did this because the book is non-fiction.
I recommend this book to other third graders because I want them to learn how it is to be Chinese-American.