It’s Chinese New Year and it’s a very special time because Maomao’s father, a migrant worker who lives and works away from home the whole year, is coming home to celebrate! Exchanging gifts, hearing firecrackers and watching dragon dances in the street are part of the annual festivities. Maomao and her parents also make rice balls with a lucky coin hidden inside one of them. New year traditions including culinary ones vary from region to region in China and we love reading about how this particular family celebrates Lunar New Year.
A New Year’s Reunion was written by Yu-Li Qiong, illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang and published by Candlewick Press.