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★【Green Tots 2021上半年新書推薦】自然生態系列

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

水芥菜是在中國田間常見的野生植物。來自中國的美國移民家庭無意間在馬路邊發現了水芥菜。移民家庭的爸媽高興到立刻下車採摘。水芥菜勾起是幼女父母親的鄉愁,不值一文但是就是這麼動心。然而美國長大的幼女卻不以為意,甚至對於爸媽的舉動感到羞恥。這本書是作者Andrea Wang的親身經驗。書的產生算是對於父母親的歉意與回憶。鄉愁就像是作者第一句話This story is about the power of memory. 回憶永遠是那般幟烈。

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.

Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty scissors, the whole family wades into the muck to collect as much of the muddy, snail covered watercress as they can.

At first, she's embarrassed. Why can't her family get food from the grocery store? But when her mother shares a story of her family's time in China, the girl learns to appreciate the fresh food they foraged. Together, they make a new memory of watercress.

Andrea Wang tells a moving autobiographical story of a child of immigrants discovering and connecting with her heritage, illustrated by award winning author and artist Jason Chin, working in an entirely new style, inspired by Chinese painting techniques. An author's note in the back shares Andrea's childhood experience with her parents.

A New England Book Award Finalist
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

精裝; 32頁


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