Everything you need to understand or teach Homesick by Jean Fritz.
Home and family play integral roles in forming a person's definition of self but often elude exact definition themselves.
What is "home," and what makes a "family"? Jean Guttery is born in China and grows up there, surrounded by her parents and other expatriate adults who still consider America their home. Jean has only her imagination and the letters from her grandmother in Pennsylvania upon which to base her image of "home."