Coolies
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Coolies

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

List Price: $19.99 (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 7-10 

Grade Level: 2 - 5
Lexile Measure: AD660L
Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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