Shang, Wendy Wan-Long The Great Wall of
314 pp. Scholastic ISBN 978-0-545-16215-9 $17.99
(3) Ruined; that's what Lucy thinks her plans are for making sixth grade the best year ever when Great-aunt Yi Po visits from China. Now Lucy must share her room and go to Chinese School. In this engaging, realistic story about bridging cultural divides, Lucy's concerns are those of a typical American kid who learns to appreciate her family's heritage. CLS
(CLS) carolyn shute worked in educational publishing in Boston for seventeen years before becoming a freelance editor and writer. A longtime Horn Book Guide reviewer, she holds a master's degree in children's literature.