In the Chinese Year of the Rat, a young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges: her best friend moves to California and a new boy comes to her school, she must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and she must learn to find the beauty in change.

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed, poignant, and humorous 'Year of the Dog', a novel about growing up Asian American, aimed at readers aged eight to 12.