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The Year of the Baby

By Andrea Cheng
HMH books for Young Readers, 2013
ISBN: 978-0547910673
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Last year, Anna learned how to be a good friend. Now that her family hasThe Year of the Babyadopted a baby girl from China, she wants to learn how to be a good sister. But the new year proves challenging when the doctor warns that the baby isn’t thriving. Can Anna and her best friends, Laura and Camille, create a science project that saves the day?

Girl power meets scientific method in this heartwarming sequel to The Year of the Book.

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Praise for The Year of the Baby

School Library Journal
*starred review*…This book deals deftly with a range of thorny adoption- and ethnic-stereotyping issues, such as the abandonment of female Chinese infants and the assumption that all Asians are gifted students, and it has special meaning for families touched by adoption. The delicate black-and-white drawings scattered throughout the straightforward text help make this a good choice for readers new to chapter books, and it will appeal to fluent readers looking for a compelling story.

Middle-grade readers will find many ways to connect with Anna and her friends in this warm family and school story.

– A Junior Library Guild Selection

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