My Name Is America The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner California 1852

my name is america journal of wong ming

In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong Ming-Chung makes the dangerous trip to America to join his uncle on his hunt for a fortune. The true treasure for Ming-Chung, though, is America itself. In the midst of the lawless, often hostile environment, he is able to forge an international community of friends.---from the publisher

219 pages                      9780590386074                         Ages 9-12

Keywords:  19th century, Gold Rush, mining, Asian, Asian American author, diversity, diverse books, friends, friendship, acceptance, multicultural, part of a series, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, American history, historical fiction, journal

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