amy wu and patchwork dragon

Students at Oak Grove Elementary participated in the "Read for the Record" program through the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton Center will participate in the 16th annual national “Read for the Record” campaign, which highlights the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child. 

Oak Grove kindergarten, first grade and second grade students participated in the program this week (October 25-28). These students joined the program virtually as local celebrities and community leaders read “Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon” by Kat Zhang.This wonderful story celebrates family history and cultural symbols as a source of self-identity and affirmation.

When Amy Wu’s class is making their own dragons at craft time, Amy creates a dragon with a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don’t think it’s a real dragon. Then, Amy tries making dragons that look like theirs, but none of them feels quite right. After school, a story from Grandma sparks new inspiration, and together with her family, Amy finally makes a dragon that feels right for her.