This is a really great book about a girl name Grace (Dong Mei) who was adopted by Canadian parents when she was a couple years old from China. Dong Mei didn't really care or didn't bother to care about her heritage, and she sometimes got mad at her parents for bringing it up. One day, in 1989, she witnessed the Tiananmen Massacre on TV. That event made her wonder about her heritage, where she comes from, and who her biological parents are. So for her graduation present, her parents gave her plane tickets to go to China. Dong Mei eventually learned about herself, her family, and those who loved her. It's a heart warming story, and not that mushy, I think everyone should read it.
Introduction by Haowei M., Age 14
Quill & Quire Review
- Shortlisted: Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Snow Willow Award 2005
- Shortlisted: Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award 2004