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Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: An Angel Island Story by Katrina Saltonstall Currier, Illustrated by Gabhor Utomo (hardcover)
Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: An Angel Island Story
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Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: An Angel Island Story

What If ... you were to move to a strange place where people don't like you and threatened to send you back where you came from?

Kai was 12 when he had to leave his home in China, and journey ALONE to Gold Mountain (America) to live with his father. It was 1934 then, and Chinese immigrants weren't welcome.

When he arrived in San Francisco, Kai was detained and brought to Angel Island. Kai didn't expect Angel Island to be scary and terrible.

Will Kai ever join his father in Gold Mountain?





Our Price: $21.00
Language: English
ISBN 10: 0966735242
ISBN 13: 978-0966735246


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Product Code: E0286

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Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: An Angel Island Story by Katrina Saltonstall Currier, Illustrated by Gabhor Utomo (hardcover)

On Wong Kai Chong's twelfth birthday, he learns that he must leave his home in China and journey alone to Gold Mountain America to live with his father. The year is 1934, and the United States does not welcome Chinese immigrants. Upon arrival in San Francisco, Kai is detained on Angel Island. The crowded barracks, harsh interrogations, and constant threat of being returned to China are not what he expected to find in San Francisco. Will Kai ever be free to join his father in Gold Mountain?

Angel Island was the Ellis Island of the West Coast for Chinese for about a 100 years. It's a small Island located in the San Francisco Bay and is now a National Park. The barracks and other structures are still standing and are now a museum. There is a ferry from Tiburon to the Island among the options. What is great about this book is it's based on a true story and there are pictures of Albert with his grandson in the back of the book. The barracks are closed for renovation and open in 2008. I found out about Angel Island when I saw a play called Paper Son that I highly recommend. Paper sons are those Chinese who pretended to be children of other people so they could get into the US while Angel Island was going. Here is a teacher's guide.


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