04 Mar / The City of Dragons by Laurence Yep, illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
A young boy, who has the saddest face in the world, runs away from home to save his parents further embarrassment. He meets up with a band of friendly giants, who take him to the underwater city of dragons. There, his sad face proves to be a powerful asset, causing the dragons to cry pearls. He is well rewarded and returns to his parents proud and wealthy.
A lyrical story that carefully teaches the lesson of not judging a person solely based on his or her physical characteristics.