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by Amy Tan


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan.

In “Fish Cheeks,” which is about a Chinese American girl who feels embarrassed by her family during dinner, Tan explores how culture can be essential to a person’s identity.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family, Growing Up, and Identity as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What does it mean to be grown up?", "Can you change your identity?", and "What makes a family?"

Ways to support your child: