The American Wei
Albert Whitman & Co
When Wei Fong loses his first tooth while going to his family's naturalization ceremony, many soon-to-be Americans join in the search.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; Multiracial; different languages; immigrant family; immigrant child; immigrant parents; citizenship; naturalization; multiracial community
Asian (Chinese) / Black (Kenyan; Trinidadian) / White (French; Polish)
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Five to Nine Today
Immigrant Experience, 1999
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999 World History and Culture
tooth; tooth fairy; ceremony; teamwork; search; New York; food; money; swearing in
Pomeranc, Marion Hess, "The American Wei" (1998). Diverse Families. 1751.