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This Next New Year

Title: This Next New Year
Author: Janet S. Wong
Illustrator: Yangsook Choi
Publisher: Pomelo Books (2014)
ISBN: 9781937057251
 
A Chinese-Korean family celebrate a multicultural Chinese New Year. They eat Korean new year soup and listen to noisy firecrackers. They clean the house “so it can soak up good luck like an empty sponge.” His cousin Evelyn, part Hopi and part Mexican and his French-German best friend Glenn love the food and red money envelopes. The boy promises to have an optimistic attitude in the coming year and not say “none of that, can’t do, don’t have, why me.”
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