Pacy is charming and I love the way she tells her story! The information about Taiwan is fascinating and left me wanting to learn more (and go eat some dumplings!) Lin weaves in brief stories throughout the main narration about Chinese legends or Pacy's family history. Lin is an excellent illustrator and she skillfully fits her drawings into the story as if Pacy is doodling in the margins of her diary. I'd give this to fans of novels that are written in the style of a diary with doodles like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Amelia's Notebook series.
Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
3rd - 5th Grade
Tags: Contemporary Fiction, Diaries, Family Life, People of Color, Summer Vacation