Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Star Maker by Laurence Yep

"When I was a boy, Chinese people had to live in Chinatown."

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With the help of his popular Uncle Chester, a young Chinese American boy tries hard to fulfill a promise to have firecrackers for everyone on the Chinese New Year in 1954. Includes an afterword with information about the Chinese customs portrayed in the story.

Harper; 100 pages

2 comments:

Frances said...

I'm not sure why this one even made it on the list. It's a nice childhood memory but it reads as though he wrote it in a day.

Mary said...

Thanks for your comment. What books would you recommend for the list?