Mulan by Li Jian. We all know the Disney-fied version, but this book which is written in both English and Chinese is a wonderful retelling of the story of a young girl who risked it all.
Beautiful illustrations accompany the story of a young girl who chose to fight for her country and exchanged dresses for armor. This version teaches children about honor and duty and there is no prince or wedding in the end. Mulan is inspired by her family and her love for them.
This holiday season, encourage your child's love of reading with this classic story full of the virtues all children should possess. Mulan is sure to become a classic on your shelves.