In 1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. I will write one now! Those horse books didn’t hurt her. She goes to a Chinese language school during the weekends. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one. Grade Level Equivalent – Perhaps the easiest of the reading leveling systems to understand, Grade Level Equivalent measures a student’s reading level by comparing it to the expected reading level for each school year. This book has also provided my students with talking points throughout the year. A bestseller. 6th Grade 6.7-8.6 Book Level, V-Y Guided Reading, 950-1050 Lexile; 7th &8th Grade 8.0-9.0 Book Level, X-Z Guided Reading, 1035-1100 Lexile . 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