Coolies

byYinIllustratorChris Soentpiet

May 26, 2003|
Coolies by Yin
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Shek marvels at the new world as he and his brother, Little Wong, arrive in California. Along with hundreds of other workers, the brothers are going to build a great railroad across the West. They plan to save enough money so that their mother and little brothers can join them in America. But as days grow into months, they endure many hardships-exhausting work, discrimination, and treacherous avalanches. Inspired by actual events, this story reveals the harsh truth about life for the Chinese railroad workers in 1865, while celebrating their perseverance and bravery.
Yin lives in Queens, New York.At the age of eight, I was adopted with my older sister from Korea to live with an American family in Hawaii. When I was 22 years old, I had the opportunity to visit my Korean brother and sisters for the first time since I was adopted . It was a happy reunion. (A book about my adoption will be released in ...
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Title:Coolies
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:40 pages, 12 X 9.75 X 0.16 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 12 X 9.75 X 0.16 in
Published:May 26, 2003
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780142500552

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