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Title:
Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Biographical Novel
Annotation:
Based on the real life of Polly Bemis, this biographical novel tells the story of a Chinese American pioneer woman who overcame poverty, foot-binding, and slavery to build a life of relative freedom in the American Northwest.
Copyright:
2004
Original Copyright:
1981
Translator:
Author:
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Illustrator:
Grade Level Span:
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
Language:
English
Genre:
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Classification:
Culture:
Chinese/Chinese American
Topic:
  • American History
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Immigration/Migration
  • Women’s Studies
Discipline:
History/Social Science
History/Social Science Standards:
HSS 8.8
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