"My father called last night. He sounded so far away. I felt shy and didn't know what to say." Li-ming's father and brother have moved from China to Toronto, and Li-ming and her mother will soon join them there. She's nervous about living in a new country, and it helps to write her feelings in her diary.
What do you know about China? Make a chart with two columns. Write the headings, "China" and "My Home". In the "China" column, write a list of the things you know about China. Use information in the book to help you. Under the "My Home" heading, write a list of the things in your home that are different from China. Are any things the same in both places?