My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

Title

My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

Authors

Kam Mak

Illustrator

Kam Mak

Publisher

HarperCollins

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780060291907

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

My Chinatown explores a boy's first year in the United States—after emigrating from China—as he grows to love his new home in Chinatown through food, games, and the people surrounding him.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; bilingual child; immigrant family; immigrant children; family separation; relocation; resettlement

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Kiriyama Prize, 2002, Notable Book, Fiction
Parents' Choice Award, 2002, Recommended, Picture Book
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2002, Winner, Grades K-3
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2003
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2002 Young Reader
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2003
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Children's Books, 2003 Younger Reader
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2003

Keywords

New Years; Chinese food; seasons; birds; missing home; chess; sewing machine; New York; Hong Kong; moon festival; firecrackers; dragon; lanterns; Chinatown

Diversity Impact

direct

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