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Shanghai Messenger

Title

Shanghai Messenger

Authors

Andrea Cheng

Illustrator

Ed Young

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9781584302384

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel in verse

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A free-verse novel about eleven-year-old Xiao Mei's visit with her extended family in China, where the Chinese-American girl finds many differences but also the similarities that bind a family together.

Grade Level

6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; different languages; communication barrier; biracial child; mixed races; interracial marriage; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese American

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2005-2006, Honorable Mention, Youth Literature
Parents' Choice Award, 2005, Recommended, Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2005 Ages (9 to 12)
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2005
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2005 Stories for Younger Readers
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2006
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2005

Keywords

voyages and travels; family life; homesickness; extended family; heritage; family tree; grandmother; messages

Diversity Impact

direct

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