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    About Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

    Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang is a celebration of cultural symbols, family, and self-affirmation.

    When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her. https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/

    Amy Wu book

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