Title: Where the Mountains Meet the Moon by Grace Lin

Book by and about Asian American


Lin, G. (2009). Where the mountain meets the moon (1st ed.). New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Short Summary:  A young girl named  Minli who lives in a hut with her parents.Her father tells old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon. Minli sets off on a journey to try to find this man on the moon.


Grade Level: 3-5

Intended Readers: Students who are either doing a culture project about Asian Americans or students who enjoy to read about dragons.

Personal Response: I thought the pictures of this book were outstanding. I enjoyed reading and learning about the folktales in there culture. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Text Dependent Question: Did Minli ever find the man on the moon?