When today's news comes from yesterday's
secrets . . .
Maggie Chen plunges into the fast-moving world of journalism not suspecting the first story she investigates will be her own.
Could the answers she seeks lie with Fai-yi Li? He was a teen when Seattle's International District was known as Chinatown
. . . when the immigration laws of the Chinese Exclusion Era held sway
. . . when paper sons and paper daughters left true identities behind.
"This novel is a must read for those who love mysteries and family history."--VOYA
In the classroom and beyond
HITCH on We the People Bookshelf
Bring American history to life with National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association-chosen books that thrust readers into exciting times. For Moss and his friends, it's the 1930s, the Great Depression, a stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Job Corps youth study The Big Burn
University of Montana education students led students at Montana's Trapper Creek Job Corps Center in a several-week reading of THE BIG BURN, my novel about the history-changing wildfire of 1910. The project culminated with a Skype visit organized around great questions the students had compiled.
Paper Daughter the Book of the Week at BYU
The Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library Families Literacy site and Children's Book and Play Review featured PAPER DAUGHTER as a Book of the Week pick recently. The review can be found at:
Interviews and articles
Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor-winning author of THE UNDERNEATH and KEEPER, asks about Paper Daughter and more in this video interview
Guest blog on Cynthia Letich Smith's Cynsations
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