Bibliographic Information: Lee, M., & Choi, Y. (2006). Landed. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.
Brief Annotation: Sun is set to leave China and come to America but in order to do so he must answer many questions about his life.
Grade Level: 3-6
Readers who will like this: This is a book for all types of readers. Being a young adult, I enjoyed reading this book and I know that people younger and people older than me would enjoy it as well. In particular, people who have immigrated from a different country to the United States may relate greatly to this book.
Rating/Response: 5 I enjoyed reading this book because it kept me questioning what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed that the back of the book provided a synopsis of the Chinese during the late 1800’s.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: By looking at the picture on the front of this book and also considering the title, what do you think this book is about?
Reading Strategy: Social Studies
Rationale for Strategy: This book is about a real-life historical situation that many immigrants had to face. It is a book that can be taught during a Social Studies unit.
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