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Coolies de Yin
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Coolies (2001 original; edició 2001)

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A young boy hears the story of his great-great-great-grandfather and his brother who came to the United States to make a better life for themselves helping to build the transcontinental railroad.
Membre:ileonr1
Títol:Coolies
Autors:Yin (Autor)
Informació:Puffin Books (2001), Edition: Reprint, 40 pages
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Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:"overcoming, survival, history"

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Coolies de Yin (2001)

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This book is about two brothers who left China for America in 1865. They go to work on the intercontinental railroad. It has detailed pictures that present the treatment of the Chinese railroad workers and the conditions in which they worked. It's a good historical fiction that tells the story of a lesser-known part of American history.
Themes -- Immigration, racism
This would be a good addition to American history. ( )
  kjwatkins78 | May 15, 2020 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, I loved the illustrations. Coolies is a picture book about two Chinese brothers, Shek and Wong, who sailed out to America to work. In America they were discriminated due to their looks, forced to work long hours for little pay and weren’t allowed to attend the parade once they finished. Once the railroads were done, Shek and Wong moved towns and started working and saving money in the hopes to bring their family in China to America. Chris Soentpiet used 80% of the pages to bring his illustrations to life. He used a lot of brown, orange, blue and some whites in his illustrations. Since Chris used most of the pages, you can feel the expressions. For example, there was an avalanche and Wong wanted to go look for his brother. In the illustration, you can feel how worried Wong was and how he wanted to run and go look for his brother. Right behind him, you can see the boss angrily grabbing Wong by the arm. The wind is blowing in the dark night. The other Chinese workers looked scared of the boss but worried for Wong at the same time. Second, I liked plot structure. The story starts with a grandmother teaching her grandson how to show respect to their ancestors during the Ching Ming Festival. Here she takes a moment to pay respect and remember Shek and Wong and all their hard work to bring their family to the land of opportunities. She says, “Let me tell you of two we do not forget. Of my bokgong-my great-grandfather- and his brother.” The main purpose of this story is to share the ethic works of the Chinese during some enduring harsh moments, yet some where able to overcome and succeed. ( )
  ileonr1 | Mar 24, 2020 |
After the boy becomes curious about the rituals his grandmother and pawpaw perform he learns about his ancestors. Shek and Wong went off to America for freedom and money for the rest of the family. They head to work for the railroads. The railroads weren’t easy and they were often discriminated for being Chinese. They worked long days and the pay wasn’t much. They worked hard to send money back to their family to get them in America. Throughout the story you learn a lot about the Chinese culture and food. After learning about his ancestors the boy can now appreciate the rituals and carry them on throughout his family tree. I think this is a great book to educate children on the Chinese culture. ( )
  mgcampb1 | Aug 30, 2018 |
Sherk and his little brother Wong move from China to America to work on the railroads. They were not prepared to face the hardships ahead. After the worker find Sherk half frozen in the snow he fails ill. His brother Wong nurses him back to health. When the railroads are finished Sherk and Wong take the money they have earned and move to San Francisco. Once they have settled in their new city they send money home for their family to come join them in America. ( )
  ktgordon | Oct 6, 2017 |
I love books that help me introduce my kids to other cultures and history - this great book combined both! It was even more meaningful for us that this was two brothers sticking together and writing home to their "Ma". ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
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