Escape To Gold Mountain

Author: David H. T. Wong
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551524775
Size: 37.18 MB
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Escape To Gold Mountain from the Author: David H. T. Wong. An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author: David H. T. Wong
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
ISBN: 9781551524764
Size: 14.40 MB
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Escape To Gold Mountain from the Author: David H. T. Wong. The history of Chinese immigration to Canada and the US over the past 100-plus years has been fraught with sadness and indignity; newcomers to North America encountered discrimination, subjugation, and separation from loved ones. As well, in Canada the Chinese head tax was introduced after the Canadian Parliament passed the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 to discourage Chinese immigrants, while in the US, the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act outright banned Chinese immigration to America. Despite such obstacles, these Chinese newcomers persevered in order to create a better life for the generations to come. Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic novel to tell their story: based on historical documents and interviews with elders, this is a vivid history of the Chinese in their search for "Gold Mountain" (the Chinese colloquialism for North America) as seen through the eyes of the Wong family. They traverse the challenges of eking out an existence in their adopted homeland with hope and determination, creating a poignant immigrant's legacy for their sons and daughters. Escape to Gold Mountain is a moving and gripping story for all young North Americans. Ages 12 and up.

Escape To Gold Mountain

Author: David H. T. Wong
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551524775
Size: 35.62 MB
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Escape To Gold Mountain from the Author: David H. T. Wong. An epic graphic novel about the experience of Chinese immigrants in North America over the past 150 years.

The Golden Mountain

Author: Irene Kai
Publisher: Silver Light Publications
ISBN: 9780974489001
Size: 14.73 MB
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The Golden Mountain from the Author: Irene Kai. In "Golden Mountain," Irene Kai tells a deeply personal story of how she overcame cultural bias and a difficult mother to move from China to America and become an independent woman. The child of a loveless arranged marriage, Kai was born into a culture where women were told to accept their fate and not question authority. Beginning with her great-grandmother, Wong Oi, who was humiliated by her husband's concubine, Kai traces the lives of women in her family through three generations until she reaches her own childhood. As a teen, Kai was brought to New York City by her American-born mother and began to rebel against her mother's physical and psychological abuses. In New York, she also discovered art, sexuality, and herself. Finding the strength to prosper in the "Golden Mountain," Kai made her own life and became truly independent, but she could not forget from where she came--in a poignant finale, Kai comes to terms with the family she left behind. An uplifting, unpredictable story, "Golden Mountain" is a book about overcoming, and coming to terms with, one's culture.

Chinese Laundries

Author: John Jung
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430329793
Size: 51.18 MB
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Chinese Laundries from the Author: John Jung. A social history of the role of the Chinese laundry on the survival of early Chinese immigrants in the U.S.during the Chinese Exclusion law period, 1882-1943, and in Canada during the years of the Head Tax, 1885-1923, and exclusion law, 1923-1947. Why and how Chinese got into the laundry business and how they had to fight discriminatory laws and competition from white-owned laundries to survive. Description of their lives, work demands, and living conditions. Reflections by a sample of children who grew up living in the backs of their laundries provide vivid first-person glimpses of the difficult lives of Chinese laundrymen and their families.

Missing On Superstition Mountain

Author: Elise Broach
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1429975008
Size: 31.93 MB
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Missing On Superstition Mountain from the Author: Elise Broach. It's summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. There's something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years, and could there be someone or some thing lurking in the woods? Together with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set on cracking the case even if it means putting themselves in harm's way. Here's the first book in an action-packed mystery series by a New York Times bestselling author. Missing on Superstition Mountain is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

Snow Treasure

Author: Marie McSwigan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590425377
Size: 64.11 MB
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Snow Treasure from the Author: Marie McSwigan. Grade Level 5.5, Book# 85, Points 4.

On Gold Mountain

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101910089
Size: 28.68 MB
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On Gold Mountain from the Author: Lisa See. Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

Cold Mountain

Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802197177
Size: 52.56 MB
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Cold Mountain from the Author: Charles Frazier. In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.

Dragonwings

Author: Laurence Yep
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822213260
Size: 72.99 MB
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Dragonwings from the Author: Laurence Yep. In the early twentieth century, a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.