Coolies

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IL: LG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 870L
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When Shek and little Wong journey to America in 1865, they have work! Along with hundreds of other Chinese, the brothers are going to help build a great railroad across the West. But as days grow into months, Shek and Wong endure more than they could have imagined--bleeding hands, blasting dynamite, and treacherous avalanches. For very little pay. Are they being treated this way because of their almond-shaped eyes--because they are coolies?

Inspired by actual events in the history of the American railroad, Cooliesa reveals the harsh truth about life for thousands of Chinese laborers, while it celebrates the love and loyalty between two brothers who were determined not only to survive, but to succeed.

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9780142500552
9780399232275
9780262194167
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 870L
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Grouping Title coolies
Grouping Author yin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-11 23:32:45PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 01:41:02AM

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subject_facet Brothers -- Fiction, Central Pacific Railroad Company -- Fiction, Central Pacific Railroad Company. -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Railroads -- Fiction
title_display Coolies
title_full Coolies / by Yin ; illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet, Coolies / by Yin ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
title_short Coolies
topic_facet Brothers, Chinese Americans, Railroads