The Year of the Three Sisters (Anna Wang #4)

by Andrea Cheng (Author) Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

The Year of the Three Sisters (Anna Wang #4)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Anna Wang

It's summer time and twelve-year old Anna Wang is writing letters and exchanging English for Chinese lessons with her pen pal Fan in China. When Anna and her friend Andee decide to invite Fan to stay as an exchange student in Cincinnati, Fan responds in an unexpected way. Through this experience, Anna learns more about family values in today's Chinese culture.

In the fourth chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book, The Year of the Baby, and The Year of the Fortune Cookie, Anna grows her understanding of how to overcome conflict with communication in order to build enduring friendships. With lively and warm illustrations by Patrice Barton throughout.

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Review quotes

"The threesome's friendship feels genuinely complicated and endearing, with communication mishaps, cultural differences, and unmet, early teen expectations...This unique sisterhood beats with a gentle heart."

"The story focuses on conflicting emotions, cultural differences, and evolving friendships...Strong writing and fully developed characters resonate emotionally and introduce Western readers to the plight of Chinese migrant workers."
Andrea Cheng
Andrea Cheng writes picture books, and middle grade and young adult novels, and teaches ESL and children's literature. She walks daily near her Ohio home.

Abigail Halpin is an illustrator and a graphic designer. Away from the drawing table, she knits, reads comic books, and plays the fiddle. She lives in New England.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Clarion Books
Publication date
March 08, 2016
Anna Wang
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
JUV039250 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emigration & Immigration
JUV011020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Asian American
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
Friendship in children
Chinese Americans
Student exchange programs

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