This is a charming and funny novel about a shy girl coming into her own and gaining the confidence to ask for what she truly wants. Plenty of children will relate to Yumi and her struggles to be true to herself while still pleasing her parents and the difficulty of living under the shadow of a "perfect" sibling. I loved getting a glimpse into the process of stand-up comedians as well. A sweet story worth sharing.
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim
3rd - 6th grade