Through the experiences and perspectives of two Wuhan girls, Yang Ruoxi and Zhou Xiaosu, this book reproduces the efforts and struggles of all walks of life in Wuhan after the outbreak of COVID-19 and in doing so conveys the love shared between people. While praising the unity of all sectors of society in fighting the pandemic, the community’s collective efforts lead the teenagers to gain the faith, courage and strength to face setbacks, adversity and even death, and to explore the theme of life education while facing ‘isolation without love’. Even now, with the pandemic almost over, we can still review and relive the pandemic life at that time by reading this excellent book.
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
Grade Level: G1-G5
Author: Marla Frazee
Shelf Number: 1F-1292
AR Book Level/Lexile measure: 3.4LG/AD620L
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever tells the story of two friends attending a summer camp. Two naughty children, a childlike grandfather and a loving grandmother have different views on the summer camp.
In the children’s view, playing games and eating snacks represent real holiday life. In the parents’ view, children should learn some new knowledge during the holidays. The book’s illustration of the generation gap between grandparents and grandchildren makes readers laugh.
Following the development of Lingnan food culture, Food is Heaven takes the legendary lives of Rong Yisheng and Chen Wuju as a clue, and describes the social changes and world conditions in Lingnan, China over the past 100 years.
The process of reading Food is Heaven is the process of understanding and becoming acquainted with the discourse and customs of Lingnan cuisine. The novel describes not only festive pastries such as lotus mooncakes, walnut cookies, preserved egg pastries, but also dim sum such as shrimp dumplings, siu mai, char siu bao, and glutinous rice chicken. There are also writings on various original foods, as well as Lingnan foods prepared in different solar terms.
Although Food is Heaven appears to be a local novel centered on the Greater Bay Area, it actually radiates throughout China’s modern history from south to north for over a century.
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Author：Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher：Norton Young Readers
Lexile measure: 1000L
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry takes an informal tone and adopts a light writing style of dialogue with the reader, allowing the readers to understand the complex concept of the universe in a relaxed reading process.
The book covers a broad range of topics, from the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, and everything in between. The author uses real-life examples, analogies, and metaphors to help young readers understand the complex concepts of astrophysics, which makes the subject much more relatable and engaging. The book is also full of interesting facts, figures, and illustrations that add to the overall reading experience.