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The Resource Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain, Li Keng Wong

Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain, Li Keng Wong

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Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain
Title
Good fortune
Title remainder
my journey to Gold Mountain
Statement of responsibility
Li Keng Wong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1933, and seven-year-old Li Keng Gee's life is about to change forever. Her father has decided to bring his family from a small village in southern China to "Gold Mountain," the United States. California. Now Li Keng, her mama, and her two sisters will embark on a remarkable journey that will take them halfway around the world. Getting to America is not easy. The family travels by foot, by train, and by boat. Even more difficult is getting past America's strict anti-Chinese immigration laws. To do so, the family must keep secrets and offer well-rehearsed lies to American officials. The Gees are detained for processing along with other Asian immigrants at Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay. The conditions are harsh and uncertainty and fear hang in the air. Any misstep could mean deportation. Life in America during the Great Depression brings many exciting surprises as well as a few disappointments. Li Keng loves the American school she attends each day and she makes friends with other children in her neighborhood. Hunger, poverty, police raids, frequent moves, and the occasional sting of racism are a part of everyday life, but slowly Li Keng and her family find stability and a true home in Gold Mountain
Summary
Presented from the point of view of the author from age seven to fifteen, tells of life in rural China, her trip from China to the United States with her family beginning in 1933, and the joys and sorrows of her family's pursuit of the American Dream
Storyline
Biography type
collective biography
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203650
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wong, Li Keng
Dewey number
  • 979.4/66004951
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
630
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
F869.O2
LC item number
W65 2006
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630
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wong, Li Keng
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Chinatown (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Oakland (Calif.)
  • Chinese Americans
  • United States
  • China
  • Wong, Li Keng
  • Chinese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Chinatown (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Oakland (Calif.)
  • Chinese Americans
  • United States
  • China
Target audience
juvenile
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my journey to Gold Mountain
Label
Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain, Li Keng Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 136)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14954541
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781561453672
Lccn
2005027856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61881065
  • (OCoLC)61881065
Label
Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain, Li Keng Wong
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 136)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14954541
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781561453672
Lccn
2005027856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61881065
  • (OCoLC)61881065

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