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Elementary: China

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on October 31, 2013

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    The Chi-lin purse

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    398.2
    FAN

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

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    398.2
    HUM

    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

    Hume, Lotta Carswell.

    Presents a collection of children's stories of Chinese and Tibetan life and culture featuring the great striped tiger, Tibetan creation story, a Chinese Cinderella, and more.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The rainbow people

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    398.2
    YEP

    The rainbow people

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old-timers newly settled in the United States.

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    Science in ancient China

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    509.51
    BES

    Science in ancient China

    Beshore, George.

    Surveys the achievements of the ancient Chinese in science, medicine, astronomy, and cosmology, and describes such innovations as rockets, wells, the compass, water wheels, and movable type.

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    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Red scarf girl

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    B
    JIANG

    Available

    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    Double luck

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    B
    LU

    Double luck : memoirs of a Chinese orphan

    Lu, Chi Fa.

    Tells the story of the author's struggles after being orphaned at the age of three and how he held on to his dream of coming to the United States as he passed from one relative to another and was even sold to a Communist couple.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    The diary of Ma Yan

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    B
    MA

    The diary of Ma Yan : the struggles and hopes of a Chinese schoolgirl

    Ma, Yan, 1987-

    Ma Yan's diary chronicles her struggle to escape the desperate poverty in rural China through education. But, with so little money to pay the fees, she must be persistent and resourceful.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    A daughter of Han

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    B
    Ning

    A daughter of Han : the autobiography of a Chinese working woman

    Ning, Lao T°ai-t°ai, 1867-

    Describes Chinese customs, such as wedding and funeral; the problems of the Chinese big family system; and attitudes toward Christianity, as reported through the life of a Chinese working woman.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    Good fortune

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    B
    WONG

    Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain

    Wong, Li Keng.

    The author describes her journey in 1933, at the age of seven, with her mother and two sisters from their village in southern China to the U.S. and recalls important moments from their first eight years in America.

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    Biography - ElementaryBiography - Elementary

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    Honeysuckle house

    J
    CHE

    Honeysuckle house

    Cheng, Andrea.

    An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner

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    DEA

    The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner

    Yep, Laurence

    A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Young Fu of the upper Yangtze

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    LEW

    Young Fu of the upper Yangtze

    Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman, 1892-1958.

    In the 1920's, a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Dumpling days

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    LIN

    Dumpling days : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    Pacy and her family go to Taiwan to celebrate Grandma's sixtieth birthday, and Pacy is excited when her parents sign her up for a Chinese painting class, but she cannot speak the language and struggles to make friends and understand the teacher's instructions.

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    Starry River of the Sky

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    LIN

    Starry River of the Sky

    Lin, Grace.

    An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Where the mountain meets the moon

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    LIN

    Where the mountain meets the moon

    Lin, Grace.

    Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.

    Overdue

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    The year of the dog

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    LIN

    The year of the dog : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.

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    The year of the rat

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    LIN

    The year of the rat : a novel

    Lin, Grace.

    In the Chinese Year of the Rat, a young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges: her best friend moves to California and a new boy comes to her school, she must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and she must learn to find the beauty in change.

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    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    J
    LOR

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lord, Bette.

    In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

    J
    MAH

    Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

    Mah, Adeline Yen, 1937-

    During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is thrown out of her father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts group, and tries to help her aunt and the Americans in their struggle against the Japanese invaders.

    Overdue

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The kite rider

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    MCC

    The kite rider : a novel

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

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    Operation Red Jericho

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    MOW

    Operation Red Jericho

    Mowll, Joshua.

    The posthumous papers of Rebecca MacKenzie document her adventures, along with her brother Doug, in 1920s China as the teenaged siblings are sent to live aboard their uncle's ship where they become involved in the dangerous activities of a mysterious secret society called the Honourable Guild of Specialists.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Lady of Ch'iao Kuo

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    ROY

    Lady of Ch'iao Kuo : warrior of the South

    Yep, Laurence.

    In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Shanghai shadows

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    RUB

    Shanghai shadows

    Ruby, Lois.

    From 1939 to 1945, a Jewish family struggles to survive in occupied China; young Ilse by remaining optimistic, her older brother by joining a resistance movement, her mother by maintaining connections to the past, and her father by playing the violin that had been his livelihood.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Dragon

    J
    STO

    Dragon

    Stone, Jeff.

    Thirteen-year-old Long, a dragon-style kung fu master and the oldest of the five survivors of the destroyed Cangzhen, must get to the Forbidden City before Tonglong declares himself emperor.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Mouse

    J
    STO

    Mouse

    Stone, Jeff.

    Street urchin ShaoSu is befriended by Hok and Ying and feels he has finally found a new family, until he learns his new friends are two of China's most wanted criminals and their actions will place ShaoSu's life, and the future of China, in danger.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Blood and iron

    J
    YEE

    Blood and iron : building the railway

    Yee, Paul.

    Fourteen-year-old Lee Heen-gwong records his thoughts and experiences in his journal after his family's gambling debts force him to travel from China to Canada to work on building the railway there in the 1880s.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Tales from Gold Mountain

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    YEE

    Tales from Gold Mountain : stories of the Chinese in the New World

    Yee, Paul.

    A collection of eight stories reflecting the gritty optimism of the Chinese who overcame prejudice and adversity to build a unique place for themselves in North America.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The dragon's child

    J
    YEP

    The dragon's child : a story of Angel Island

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    Ten-year-old Gim Lew Yep immigrates from China to America with his father, whom Gim barely knows, and fears he will be a disappointment to his family when he arrives at Angel Island.

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    Dragons of silk

    J
    YEP

    Dragons of silk

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    Four generations of women from the same family, whose lives are bound to the fate of the Weaving Maid, learn about sacrifice as they discover love and passion.

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    The serpent's children

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    YEP

    The serpent's children

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    In nineteenth-century China, a young girl struggles to protect her family from the threat of bandits, famine, and an ideological conflict between her father and brother.

    Lost

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Thief of hearts

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    YEP

    Thief of hearts

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused of theft, she must come to terms with her own Chinese and American heritage.

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    The tiger's apprentice

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    YEP

    The tiger's apprentice

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    A tiger, a monkey, a dragon, and a twelve-year-old Chinese American boy fight to keep a magic talisman out of the hands of an enemy who would use its power to destroy the world.

    Due 11/19/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The traitor

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    YEP

    The traitor : Golden Mountain chronicles, 1885

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    In 1885, a lonely illegitimate American boy and a lonely Chinese American boy develop an unlikely friendship in the midst of prejudices and racial tension in their coal mining town of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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    The case of the firecrackers

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    YEP

    The case of the firecrackers

    Yep, Laurence.

    When a prop gun used during the making of a television show turns out to have real bullets, twelve-year-old Lily Lew and Auntie, her movie actress great-aunt, comb San Francisco's Chinatown in search of the culprit responsible for loading the gun.

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    Dragon's gate

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    YEP

    Dragon's gate

    Yep, Laurence.

    When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867.

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    Dragonwings

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    YEP

    Dragonwings

    Yep, Laurence.

    In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.

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    The imp that ate my homework

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    YEP

    The imp that ate my homework

    Yep, Laurence.

    Jim teams up with his grandfather, who is known as the meanest man in Chinatown, to defeat a powerful demon.

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    The magic paintbrush

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    YEP

    The magic paintbrush

    Yep, Laurence.

    A magic paintbrush transports Steve and his elderly caretakers from their drab apartment in Chinatown to a world of adventures.

    Due 11/19/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Spring Pearl

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    YEP

    Spring Pearl : the last flower

    Yep, Laurence.

    Called boyish by her new family for being able to read and write, twelve-year old orphaned Spring Pearl's "odd ways" help save the family during the 1857 Opium War in Canton, China.

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