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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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Interracial; Biracial; Bicultural; biracial child; mixed races; interracial marriage; bicultural child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese American

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2004, Text

Keywords

voyages and travels; family life; homesickness; extended family; heritage

Diversity Impact

direct

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