Good fortune: my journey to Gold Mountain

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In this dramatic memoir of early-twentieth century immigration, author Li Keng Wong shares her family's journey from rural China to a new life in California. In 1933, seven-year-old Li Keng's life changed forever. Her father decided to bring his family from a small village in southern China to California. Getting to America was not easy. Getting past America's strict anti-Chinese immigration laws was even more difficult. Any misstep could mean deportation and disgrace for their family. Life in America during the Great Depression brought many exciting surprises as well as a few disappointments. Hunger, poverty, police raids, frequent moves, and the occasional sting of racism were a part of everyday life, but slowly Li Keng and her family found stability and a true home in ?Gold Mountain.'
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display_descriptionThe year is 1933, and seven-year-old Li Keng Gee's life is about to change forever. Her father has decided to bring his family from a small village in southern China to "Gold Mountain," the United States. California. Now Li Keng, her mama, and her two sisters will embark on a remarkable journey that will take them halfway around the world. Getting to America is not easy. The family travels by foot, by train, and by boat. Even more difficult is getting past America's strict anti-Chinese immigration laws. To do so, the family must keep secrets and offer well-rehearsed lies to American officials. The Gees are detained for processing along with other Asian immigrants at Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay. The conditions are harsh and uncertainty and fear hang in the air. Any misstep could mean deportation. Life in America during the Great Depression brings many exciting surprises as well as a few disappointments. Li Keng loves the American school she attends each day and she makes friends with other children in her neighborhood. Hunger, poverty, police raids, frequent moves, and the occasional sting of racism are a part of everyday life, but slowly Li Keng and her family find stability and a true home in Gold Mountain.
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subject_facetBiographies
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Chinatown (Oakland, Calif.) -- Biography
Chinatown (Oakland, Calif.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Chinese Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Biography
Chinese Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Chinese Americans -- California -- Oakland -- History -- 20th century
Chinese Americans -- California -- Oakland -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Electronic books
Immigrants -- California -- Oakland -- Biography
Immigrants -- California -- Oakland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Literature
Oakland (Calif.) -- Biography
Oakland (Calif.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature
Wong, Li Keng
Wong, Li Keng -- Juvenile literature
Wong, Li Keng. -- Juvenile literature
title_displayGood fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain
title_fullGood fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain / Li Keng Wong
Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain [electronic resource] / Li Keng Wong
title_shortGood fortune
title_submy journey to Gold Mountain
topic_facetChinese Americans
Electronic books
Emigration and immigration
History
Immigrants
Wong, Li Keng