“Grandpa was dancing slowly in the garden with his eyes closed. His hands moved like gliding birds. He crouched like a tiger; he drew an invisible bow; he lifted a foot like a rooster and stood still.” Vinson is excited about his Chinese grandfather’s visit, especially after he sees his grandfather practicing something that looks like karate. But grandfather is practicing the extremely slow and boring tai chi, and he insists on calling Vinson by his Chinese name. but when Vinson sees what his grandfather does at the Chinese New Year Parade, Vinson begins to reconsider what it means to be a Chinese American. The book provides a fresh look at Chinese American culture.
Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA