Coolies

byChris YinIllustratorChris Soentpiet

January 11, 2002|
Coolies by Chris Yin
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When Shek and little Wong journey to America in 1865, they have work! Along with hundreds of other Chinese, the brothers are going to help build a great railroad across the West. But as days grow into months, Shek and Wong endure more than they could have imagined--bleeding hands, blasting dynamite, and treacherous avalanches. For very little pay. Are they being treated this way because of their almond-shaped eyes--because they are coolies?

Inspired by actual events in the history of the American railroad, Cooliesa reveals the harsh truth about life for thousands of Chinese laborers, while it celebrates the love and loyalty between two brothers who were determined not only to survive, but to succeed.

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:Hardcover
Product dimensions:48 pages, 10.06 X 12.3 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:48 pages, 10.06 X 12.3 X 0.5 in
Published:January 11, 2002
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780399232275

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