YEAR OF THE RAT by Grace Lin

YEAR OF THE DOG and YEAR OF THE RAT: THE YEAR OF THE DOG was a very lucky year for Pacy: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the sequel, YEAR OF THE RAT brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of the YEAR OF THE DOG, as well as over a dozen books such as THE UGLY VEGETABLES and DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE! While most of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience, she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."