|Illustration by Grace Lin, from Bringing in the New Year|
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|Traditional Chinese Dragon used in the dragon dance. Image credit: Caseman via Wikimedia Commons.|
|Red envelopes Image credit: BCody80 via Wikimedia Commons.|
Read aloud recommendation:
BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR by Grace Lin. Follow a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. They all lend a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it’s time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. The celebration will include fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the New Year. (The dragon parade at the end book is extra long–there's a surprise fold-out page.) Go to Grace Lin's website.