04 Mar / Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
It’s Chinese New Year and Sam is excited about spending his lucky money – New Year’s gifts of money in red envelopes called leisees. But everything he wants seems to cost more than he has. He’s disappointed, until he sees a lonely stranger without shoes and realizes how lucky he truly is.
A beautifully illustrated story to teach children about the gift of charity toward those less fortunate. Inspiring for readers of all ages.