Book 71: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a Newbury Award winner, is a book written by a Chinese American and honors the Chinese fable style of story telling. It is a tale of a young girl who sets off on a journey to lessen the hardships of her parents. On the journey she learns many lessons, lessons she did not know she needed. In some ways it reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.
It is a great book for sharing with your children. I enjoyed that it is multi-cultural, positive and creative in its telling of a story. The book also has some questions for discussion already in the back of the book to help prompt dialog.