6. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
The first of three folklores written by author Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon tells the story of Minli, a Chinese girl determined to find the secret to life and happiness. Little did Minli expect to encounter a troop of greedy monkeys, a poisonous green tiger, and a magical dragon along the way. I especially love the themes and messages woven into this story with all the enchanting aspects of Chinese mythology. Readers as young as 7 will enjoy this book with an adult’s help.