Apple Pie 4th of July (Paperback)

By Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Illustrator), Janet S. Wong

Voyager Paperbacks, 9780152057084, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2006



Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a surprising lesson.

About the Author

JANET S. WONG has written many award-winning books for young readers, including two others illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey. MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE' is the illustrator of several highly praised children's books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, which she also wrote. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For Apple Pie 4th of July

"Explores the child's experience of straddling two cultures--and serves up an ending as satisfying as sweet-and-sour pork and a crusty dessert."--The Washington Post

"Vibrant, colorful . . . [An] excellent read-aloud."--Booklist (starred review)