Oranges on Golden Mountain

Title

Oranges on Golden Mountain

Illustrator

Aki Sogabe

Publisher

Puffin

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780525464532

Pages

40 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Being sent from China to work with his uncle on Golden Mountain, Jo Lee's mother gives him words of encouragement to see him through the difficult transition to his new life in a new world in late-nineteenth-century California.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD690L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Kinship care; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; death of a parent; death of a father; relative raising relative; uncle raising nephew; financial hardship; immigrant children; family separation; relocation; resettlement

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese)

Family Formation

mother; uncle

Awards

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2002
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003 Fiction
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Fourth Edition, 2003 Families, Friends, and Community
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Picture Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2000 Picture Book
Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children's Authors, 2001
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2002

Keywords

orange; tree; fishing; shrimp; boat; mountain; letters; Hun; homesick; coin; mahjongg; firecracker; saplings

Diversity Impact

direct

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