Caldecott Medal WinnerNewbery Honor BookAPALA Award Winner Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage. New England Book Award WinnerANew York TimesBest Children’s Book of the YearA Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered watercress as they can. At first, she's embarrassed. Why can't her family get food from the grocery store? But when her mother shares a story of her family's time in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged. Together, they make a new memory of watercress. Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents.
Winner of the Cybils AwardAn SCBWI Crystal Kite Award WinnerAWall Street JournalBest Children's Book of the YearABoston GlobeBest Children's Book of the YearAWashington PostBest Children's Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA Chicago Public Library Best Book of the YearAn ALSC Notable Children's BookNamed a best book of the year byPublishers Weekly, BookPage, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Lunch, Shelf Awareness, and more!A CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade BookAn NPR 'Book We Love!'AHorn BookFanfare TitleA Mighty GirlBest Book of the YearA Floyd's Pick Honor BookA CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Book of the YearA Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!A CCBC Choice
Holiday House | Neal Porter Books 11.31"W x 8.98"H x 0.36"D | Hardcover | 32 Pages Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3