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Yin (A) and Chris Sonetpiet (A) (ILT)

List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Asian American History / Railroad Workers- 2001)

Description: A young boy hears the story of his great-great-great-grandfather and his brother who came to the United States to make a better life for themselves helping to build the transcontinental railroad. As the story is told, a dark corner of American history is illuminated as the monumental labor of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who helped build the transcontinental railroad is portrayed. Derisively called coolies by their white overseers, these refugees from Southern China came to California desperate for any work that would help them feed their starving families back home. However, this picture book, transforms the familiar ethnic slur into a badge of honor. ( 40 pgs) Ages 4-8

Ashay says, "I like this book. It tells a powerful story about hope and courage and has some really great illustrations. However, I did not know when I decided to carry this title that Coolies was an ethnic slur for refugees working on the railroad. I hope no one is offended. but I think this book should be in every library. Teach!"

Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

ISBN: ASIA978-0399232275

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