Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852 by Laurence Yep

Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852

byLaurence Yep

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2013

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Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging! In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the dangerous trip to America to live with his uncle, exchanging the famine and war of his native country for brutal bullies and grueling labor in America, Wong joins his uncle and countless others in the effort to strike it rich on the great "Golden Mountain." Unfortunately, he, and most of the rest of the dreamers, soon discover that there's no such thing as a Golden Mountain, only dirt, mud, and occasionally tiny flecks of gold dust--flecks that are to be turned over to the owners of the mines, in return for barely livable wages. However, someone as clever and resourceful as Wong will have to find other ingenious ways of making money if they're going to make it in America. But can they overcome the bitter, racist white Americans to find success?

Title:Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545576660

ISBN - 13:9780545576666

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