An Ocean Apart

An Ocean Apart

The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-ling

Book - 2004
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With over 400,000 books already in print, the Dear Canada series has fast become the book series for children.

Each fictional diary invites readers into the world of a girl living through a particular period in Canada's past. Gillian Chan's latest addition illustrates the effect the Chinese Head Tax has on one young girl and her family. Mei-ling and her father are struggling to pay the head tax that will allow her mother and brother, who are still living in China, to come to Canada. They must have that money before the impending Exclusion Act bars any more Chinese from immigrating. What will happen if they can't come up with enough in time to reunite their family?

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2004
ISBN: 9780779113538
0779113535
Branch Call Number: J DEA
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill., map

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Meabh
Oct 13, 2013

its good but very slow going, not much happens.

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bsharp
Mar 12, 2012

It was great when she saw her ma again

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RTaurus thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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