Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

Author: Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781250119292
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him. First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one's way in the world.

Winning Authors

Author: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563088770
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922.

Representing Children in Chinese and U S Children s Literature

Author: Claudia Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317065975
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. The volume’s five sections highlight the differences between and overlapping concerns of Chinese and American scholars, as they examine children’s literature with respect to cultural metaphors and motifs, historical movements, authorship, didacticism, important themes, and the current status of and future directions for literature and criticism. Wide-ranging and admirably ambitious in its encouragement of communication between scholars from two major nations, Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children’s Literature serves as a model for examining how and why children’s literature, more than many literary forms, circulates internationally.

Author: Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9575354168
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Chinese fiction

In the 1920's a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune.

Children of the River

Author: Linda Crew
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307517289
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child. Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home. A good Cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy. Yet Sundara and Jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him. At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people? From the Paperback edition.