Title Watercress.
Names Wang, Andrea.
Findaway World, LLC.
Book Number JL007458
Title Status Active
Medium Large Print
Annotation While driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's Chinese immigrant parents spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. They stop the car, grabbing rusty scissors and an old paper bag, and the whole family wades into the mud to gather as much as they can. At first, she's embarrassed. Why can't her family just get food from the grocery store, like everyone else? But when her mother shares a bittersweet story of her family history in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged--and the memories left behind in pursuit of a new life. Together, they make a new memory of watercress. Author Andrea Wang calls this moving, autobiographical story "both an apology and a love letter to my parents." It's a bittersweet, delicate look at how sharing the difficult parts of our histories can create powerful new moments of family history, and help connect us to our roots. Jason Chin's illustrations move between China and the American Midwest and were created with a mixture of traditional Chinese brushes and western media. The dreamy, nostalgic color palette brings this beautiful story to life.
Narrator Chin, Jason.
Local Subject Wonderbook - WBK
Juvenile Book - JU
Hard-cover - HC
Family Saga (Multi-Generational) - FSG
Asian Interest - ASI
Audience Notes J1
For grades K-3.
LC Subject Caldecott Medal - 2022
Caldecott Medal
Watercress - Juvenile fiction
Harvesting - Juvenile fiction
Chinese Americans - Juvenile fiction
Immigrants - Juvenile fiction
Families - Ohio - Juvenile fiction
Ohio - Juvenile fiction
Chinese Americans
Caldecott Medal winner, - 2022
Children's audiobooks
Juvenile works
Picture books
Picture books
Children's audiobooks
Call Number [E]
Language English
Released 2023
Publication Info 2023 Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC,
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