My Chinatown: One Year in Poems
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.
Culture/Ethnicity; Bilingual; Immigrants and refugees; bilingual child; immigrant family; immigrant children; family separation; relocation; resettlement
mother and father
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
New Years; Chinese food; seasons; birds; missing home; chess; sewing machine; New York; Hong Kong; moon festival; firecrackers; dragon; lanterns; Chinatown
Mak, Kam, "My Chinatown: One Year in Poems" (2001). Diverse Families. 1736.