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Industrial Age

Author: Yin, Soentpiet, Chris
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Time Period: Industrial Age
Time Frame: 1870
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States, China
Topics: Chinese Immigration
Genre: Fiction, Own Voices
Reading Age: Lower Elementary, Middle Grade
Format: Picture Book
Published: 2006

American History > Industrial Age

When Ming arrives in San Francisco after the long boat journey from China, his older brothers waste no time warning him: "Chinese should not go outside Chinatown." But Ming risks doing just that, and when he meets Patrick, he knows the young Irish boy has a kind heart, and begins a remarkable friendship that brings their two very different communities together.

Illustrated in Chris Soentpiet's richly detailed watercolor paintings, this long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning Coolies helps to tell the precious, rare story of the first Chinese immigrants and their pursuit of the American Dream.

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