Miss Christina's March Reading Pick
Wendy Wan Long Sheng’s The Great Wall of Lucy Wu is a familiar-feeling story of Lucy, a sixth-grade Chinese American who loves basketball. Lucy is looking forward finally to a perfect year — she’s out from under the shadow of her beautiful and flawless older sister who has gone to college. She has her own room now and she is looking to find her own identity.
Lucy finds out the hard way that things do not always go as expected. Lucy’s parents dampen her dreams of a great year filled with her own room and lots of playing basketball. Instead, her parents make decisions that conflict with what Lucy wants to do without her feelings being taken into consideration. It is a coming-into-your-own story as Lucy struggles to integrate her Chinese heritage into her American life.
Best for ages 8 to 12.