A Paper Son Book

A Paper Son


  • Author : Jason Buchholz
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440591624
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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A Paper Son Summary:

Grade school teacher and aspiring author Peregrine Long sees a Chinese family on board a ship--in his morning tea. The image inspires him to write the story of this family, but then a woman turns up at his door, claiming that he's writing her family history exactly as it happened. She doesn't like it, but she has one question: What happened to the little boy of the family, her long-lost uncle? Throughout the course of a month-long tempest that begins to wash the peninsula out from beneath them, Peregrine searches modern-day San Francisco and its surroundings--and, through his continued writing, southern China and the Pacific immigration experience of a century ago--for the missing boy. The clues uncovered lead Peregrine to question not only the nature of his writing, but also his knowledge of his own past and his understanding of his identity.

Paper Son  The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong  Immigrant and Artist Book
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Paper Son The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong Immigrant and Artist


  • Author : Julie Leung
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524771898
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb

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Paper Son The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong Immigrant and Artist Summary:

Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book! An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life. Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across a vast ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing--which he loved to do--but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Working as a janitor at night, his mop twirled like a paintbrush in his hands. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime--and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi. Julie Leung and Chris Sasaki perfectly capture the beautiful life and work of a painter who came to this country with dreams and talent--and who changed the world of animation forever.

Paper Son Book

Paper Son


  • Author : Tung Pok Chin
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 1566398010
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

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Paper Son Summary:

Chin's story speaks for the many Chinese who worked in urban laundries and restaurants, but it also introduces an unusually articulate man's perspective on becoming a Chinese American."--BOOK JACKET.

American Paper Son Book

American Paper Son


  • Author : Wayne Hung Wong
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 0252030141
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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American Paper Son Summary:

During the height of racist anti-Chinese U.S. immigration laws, illegal aliens were able to come into the States under false papers identifying them as the sons of those who had returned to China to marry and have children. American Paper Son is the story of one such Chinese immigrant who came to Wichita, Kansas, in 1935 as a thirteen-year-old "paper son" to help in his father's restaurant there. This vivid first-person account addresses significant themes in Asian American history through the lens of Wong's personal stories. Wong served in one of the all-Chinese units of the 14th Air Force in China during World War II and he discusses the impact of race and segregation on his experience. After the war he found a wife in Taishan, brought her to the US, and became involved in the government's infamous Confession program (an amnesty program for immigrants). Wong eventually became a successful real estate entrepreneur in Wichita. Rich with poignant insights into the realities of life as part of a very small Chinese American population in a Midwestern town, this memoir provides an important new view of the Asian American experience away from the West Coast. Benson Tong adds a scholarly introduction and useful annotations.

Paper Son Book

Paper Son


  • Author : Helen Foster James
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1585368334
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb

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Paper Son Summary:

Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at the Angel Island Immigration Station.

Paper Sons and Daughters Book

Paper Sons and Daughters


  • Author : Ufrieda Ho
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821444443
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

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Paper Sons and Daughters Summary:

Ufrieda Ho’s compelling memoir describes with intimate detail what it was like to come of age in the marginalized Chinese community of Johannesburg during the apartheid era of the 1970s and 1980s. The Chinese were mostly ignored, as Ho describes it, relegated to certain neighborhoods and certain jobs, living in a kind of gray zone between the blacks and the whites. As long as they adhered to these rules, they were left alone. Ho describes the separate journeys her parents took before they knew one another, each leaving China and Hong Kong around the early 1960s, arriving in South Africa as illegal immigrants. Her father eventually became a so-called “fahfee man,” running a small-time numbers game in the black townships, one of the few opportunities available to him at that time. In loving detail, Ho describes her father’s work habits: the often mysterious selection of numbers at the kitchen table, the carefully-kept account ledgers, and especially the daily drives into the townships, where he conducted business on street corners from the seat of his car. Sometimes Ufrieda accompanied him on these township visits, offering her an illuminating perspective into a stratified society. Poignantly, it was on such a visit that her father—who is very much a central figure in Ho’s memoir—met with a tragic end. In many ways, life for the Chinese in South Africa was self-contained. Working hard, minding the rules, and avoiding confrontations, they were able to follow traditional Chinese ways. But for Ufrieda, who was born in South Africa, influences from the surrounding culture crept into her life, as did a political awakening. Paper Sons and Daughters is a wonderfully told family history that will resonate with anyone having an interest in the experiences of Chinese immigrants, or perhaps any immigrants, the world over.

Paper Sons Book

Paper Sons


  • Author : Dickson Lam
  • Publisher : Autumn House
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1938769287
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb

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Paper Sons Summary:

Winner of the Autumn House Nonfiction Contest, selected by Alison Hawthorne Deming (2017) Set in a public housing project in San Francisco, Lam's memoir explores his transformation from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth while navigating the secret violence in his immigrant's family's past.

Paper Son Book

Paper Son


  • Author : S. J Rozan
  • Publisher : Pegasus Crime
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 164313129X
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 14,7 Mb

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Paper Son Summary:

The latest Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery takes the acclaimed detective duo into the Deep South to investigate a murder within the Chinese community. The Most Southern Place on Earth: that’s what they call the Mississippi Delta. It’s not a place Lydia Chin, an American-born Chinese private detective from Chinatown, NYC, ever thought she’d have reason to go. But when her mother tells her a cousin Lydia didn’t know she had is in jail in Clarksdale, Mississippi—and that Lydia has to rush down south and get him out—Lydia finds herself rolling down Highway 61 with Bill Smith, her partner, behind the wheel. From the river levees to the refinement of Oxford, from old cotton gins to new computer scams, Lydia soon finds that nothing in Mississippi is as she expected it to be. Including her cousin’s legal troubles—or possibly even his innocence. Can she uncover the truth in a place more foreign to her than any she’s ever seen?