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Coolies

Average rating
4.2 out of 5
Based on 57 Ratings and 27 Reviews

Book Description


Shek marvels at the new world as he and his brother, Little Wong, arrive in California. Along with hundreds of other workers, the brothers are going to build a great railroad across the West. They plan to save enough money so that their mother and little brothers can join them in America. But as days grow into months, they endure many hardships-exhausting work, discrimination, and treach... More
Book Information
PublisherPuffin Books
BindingPaperback (8 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages40
ISBN-100142500550
ISBN-13978-0142500552
Publication Date05/26/2003
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About Yin (Author) : Yin is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Yin include Brothers, Coolies, Dear Santa, Please Come to the 19th Floor.
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About Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator) : Chris K. Soentpiet is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Chris K. Soentpiet include Brothers, My Brother Martin: A Sister... more
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11/17/2009 jacklyn curb said:
This story tells the journey of two brothers who immigrated to America from China. The brothers worked hard in severe conditions, under unrealistic expectations, incredible odds, and discrimination. The story is told through flashback as a grandmother tells her grandson the story of his ancestors, a... more

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