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12 obres 826 Membres 55 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Rita Crayon Huang

Obres de Paula Yoo

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female
País (per posar en el mapa)
USA
Llocs de residència
Los Angeles, California, USA

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An account of the 1982 killing of Vincent Chin and its subsequent impact on Asian Americans’ civil rights struggles.

Ronald Ebens, the Detroit auto worker who beat Chin to death with a baseball bat, brought a devastating end to Chin’s short but promising life. Adopted from a Guangdong orphanage by Chinese immigrant parents at age 6, 27-year-old Chin was mourning his father’s recent death but eagerly anticipating his upcoming wedding. Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz, were two White men living in a city reeling economically due to competition from Japanese car imports. The question of whether this was merely a drunken fight that got out of hand or a racially motivated hate crime was hotly debated after the two men were sentenced only to probation and a small fine for manslaughter. Despite two federal grand jury trials, neither served any time, but the case marked a turning point for Asian American unity and identity and was critical to progress around documentation of hate crimes and manslaughter sentencing reform in Michigan. This clear and lucid account, based on in-depth research, superlatively conveys the context and significance of the events. The conflicting accounts and explanations are presented evenhandedly, offering readers the opportunity to weigh the evidence and draw their own conclusions. A timely afterword discusses anti-Asian racist rhetoric and violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

An accessible and compelling account of a tragedy that resonates through the decades. (timeline, notes, sources, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 13-18)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 17, 2023 |
It's a warm, sunny day, and the gang heads to the neighborhood playground to play. What should they play? Pablo comes up with a great idea: to play pretend.
 
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BLTSbraille | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 13, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 15, 2022 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Sep 15, 2022 |

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Obres
12
Membres
826
Popularitat
#30,878
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
55
ISBN
50
Preferit
2

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