The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu. Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life. She's ready to rule the school as a sixth grader and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her sister. In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds out that Yi Po, her beloved grandmother's sister, is coming to visit for several months, and is staying in Lucy's room. Her plans are ruined...or are they? As the Chinese saying goes: Events that appear to be good or bad luck often turn out to be quite the opposite. Lucy finds that while she may not get the perfect year she had in mind, she can create something even better.

"Lucy Wu may only be 4 feet tall, but she has big (and brilliantly on-the-money kidlike) dreams" - Kirkus

Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, Children's Literature Award

Nine state reading lists

 

The Way Home Looks Now

"This is a fine story of family, loss, growing up and learning to play baseball, raised to a higher level by gracefully incorporated themes of feminism and kindness."
- Kirkus, starred review
 
Junior Library Guild selection
BookPage Best of the Year selection

This is Just a Test

Giggle-inducing, light, and charmingly realistic fiction that will resonate with a wide variety of readers.
- School Library Journal, starred review
 
Junior Library Guild selection
PJ Our Way selection