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  • Tags: CALA Best Book Award

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

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Gordon Chang, a history professor at Stanford and co-director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North American Project, wrote the remarkable book Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad which…

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Mei-Mei's Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat

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"Mei-Mei is Chinese—but not Mom and Dad! When she was a baby, Mom and Dad flew all the way to the other side of the world to adopt her and bring her home. Lucky for Mei-Mei, her parents want her to know all about her roots in China's wonderful…

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The Year of the Fortune Cookie

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"The third chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage."
"This book focuses on the life on a Chinese family living in America…

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Exhalation

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The collection, entitled Exhalation, written by science fiction author Ted Chiang was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2019. It includes nine unique and fascinating short stories. Among them, seven stories had been published before and won Hugo and…

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Your Place in the Universe

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"Most eight-year-olds are about five times as tall as this book . . . but only half as tall as an ostrich, which is half as tall as a giraffe . . . twenty times smaller than a California Redwood! How do they compare to the tallest buildings? To Mt.…

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Revolution is not a Dinner Party

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This book has won the 2008 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Juvenile Books).

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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

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"In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin's tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta…

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A Thread of Sky

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This book has won the 2010 CALA Best Book Award (Categroy: Fiction).

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Conviction

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”Kelly Loy Gilbert is a debut author of Chinese decent who has great instincts for strong characterization and relationships, unexpected plot twists, and high-stakes drama. Conviction is a strong debut that gets readers thinking about issues like…

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The Good Immigrants: How Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

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"Conventionally, US immigration history has been understood through the lens of restriction and those who have been barred from getting in. In contrast, The Good Immigrants considers immigration from the perspective of Chinese elites-- intellectuals,…

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