I recently finished reading Lissy’s Friends by Grace Lin. Lissy’s Friends is a wonderful children’s book that describes how one Chinese girl handles the awkwardness of being the new kid in school. At first, she has difficulty making friends and turns to her origami animals for companionship. Later, she shares her origami creations with the other kids and befriends them.
Summary: A gorgeously illustrated book with an engaging plot that weaves elements of Chinese culture with the anxieties of childhood. Delightful for young children pre-school age and up.