Chris K. Soentpiet
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.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Langauge barrier; Immigrants and refugees; Race discrimination; single mother; learning a new langauge; family separation; resettlement; prejudice
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2001-2003, Honorable Mention, Illustration
International Reading Association Children's Book Award, 2002, Winner, Intermediate (Fiction)
Parents' Choice Award, 2001, Gold, Picture Book
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2001
Notable Children's Books, 2002 Younger Reader
transcontinental railroad; brothers; ship; travel; unequal pay; dangerous; strike
., Yin, "Coolies" (2001). Diverse Families. 1860.