A suitcase of seaweed, and other poems

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Margaret K. McElderry Books,
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1st ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
From the author of the well-received Good Luck Gold and Other Poems comes this new collection of perceptive, touching, often amusing poems.With a sense of pride in her Korean, Chinese, and American background, Janet Wong's poetry reflects some of the differences between Chinese and Korean customs and culture and the American way of life. Divided into three sections -- Korean, Chinese, and American -- and with the author's own explanation as to how the poems developed from experiences in her own life, these poems speak directly and simply to young people of many ethnic backgrounds, providing insights into the different kinds of prejudice that many children confront today. Here is "Poetry": "What you study in school?" my grandfather asks./ "Poetry," I say, climbing high to pick a large ripe lemon off the top limb./ "Po-tree," he says. "It got fruit?"
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subject_facet American poetry, Asian American children, Asian American families, Asian Americans -- Poetry, Children's poetry, American, Families -- United States, Family life -- Poetry
title_display A suitcase of seaweed, and other poems
title_full A suitcase of seaweed, and other poems / Janet S. Wong
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