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Alexander, Lloyd. Dream-of-Jade : the Emperor's Cat 2005 Follows the adventures of a Chinese cat who became the emperor's good friend and advisor. J FICTION ALEXANDE LLO

Brooke, William J.  A Brush with Magic 1993 Liang, an orphan boy with a magic paintbrush that brings to life whatever he paints, travels to the court of the Emperor of China to find his fortune and true love. J FICTION BROOKE WIL

Cheng, Andrea. Honeysuckle House 2004 An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections. J FICTION CHENG AND

Cheng, Andrea. The Key Collection  2003 A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move. J FICTION CHENG AND

De Jong, Meindert. The House of Sixty Fathers 1984 Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home. J FICTION DEJONG MEI

Fletcher, Susan. Walk Across the Sea 2001 In late nineteenth-century California, when Chinese immigrants are being driven out or even killed for fear they will take jobs from whites, fifteen-year-old Eliza Jane McCully defies the townspeople and her lighthouse-keeper father to help a Chinese boy who has been kind to her. J FICTION FLETCHER SUS

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Alexander, Lloyd. Dream-of-Jade : the Emperor's Cat 2005 Follows the adventures of a Chinese cat who became the emperor's good friend and advisor. J FICTION ALEXANDE LLO

Brooke, William J.  A Brush with Magic 1993 Liang, an orphan boy with a magic paintbrush that brings to life whatever he paints, travels to the court of the Emperor of China to find his fortune and true love. J FICTION BROOKE WIL

Cheng, Andrea. Honeysuckle House 2004 An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections. J FICTION CHENG AND

Cheng, Andrea. The Key Collection  2003 A ten-year-old boy in the Midwest misses his Chinese grandmother, who always lived next door until her health caused her to move. J FICTION CHENG AND

De Jong, Meindert. The House of Sixty Fathers 1984 Alone in a sampan with his pig and three ducklings, a little Chinese boy is whirled down a raging river, back to the town from which he and his parents had escaped the invading Japanese, and spends long and frightening days regaining his family and new home. J FICTION DEJONG MEI

Fletcher, Susan. Walk Across the Sea 2001 In late nineteenth-century California, when Chinese immigrants are being driven out or even killed for fear they will take jobs from whites, fifteen-year-old Eliza Jane McCully defies the townspeople and her lighthouse-keeper father to help a Chinese boy who has been kind to her. J FICTION FLETCHER SUS

Hunsicker, Kelley. Chinese Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure
2008 It's 1850, and you are fleeing war and starvation in your homeland of China. You sell everything you have to go to California. Do you try to strike it rich in the gold mines of California? or..., Will you seek your fortune in San Francisco's Chinatown? or..., Will you work as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad?  J FICTION CHOOSE

Goldin, Barbara Diamond. Red Means Good Fortune: A Story of San Francisco's Chinatown 1994 Twelve-year-old Jin Mun, working for his father's laundry in San Francisco's Chinatown, is shocked to discover that one of his neighbors is a slave girl, forbidden to leave her house. J FICTION GOLDIN BAR

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Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Bird Boy 1999 Chang, a mute Chinese boy whose father uses cormorants to fish, is pleased when he is finally old enough to help with the Big Catch and the raising of a new bird. J FICTION HILL ELI

Krensky, Stephen. The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps 1994 In 1867, while staying with her father in a small California mining town, ten-year-old Winnie meets a Chinese boy close to her age and discovers the role of his people in completing the transcontinental railroad. J FICTION KRENSKY STE

Lord, Bette. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson 1984 In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball. J FICTION LORD BET

Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society 2005 During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is thrown out of her father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts group, and tries to help her aunt and the Americans in their struggle against the Japanese invaders. Includes historical notes. J FICTION MAH ADE

McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider 2002 In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. J FICTION MCCAUGHR GER

Namioka, Lensey. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break 1999 Ailin's life takes a different turn when she defies the traditions of upper class Chinese society by refusing to have her feet bound. J FICTION NAMIOKA LEN

Paterson, Katherine. Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom 1983 Abducted from his home by bandits, fifteen-year-old Wang Lee is rescued from slavery by a mysterious girl who introduces him to the Taiping Tienkuo, a secret society partly based on Christian principles and dedicated to the overthrow of the Manchu government.  J FICTION PATERSON KAT

Russell, Ching Yeung. Water Ghost 1995 Living in China during the late 1940s, Ying gives all her hard-earned money to the grandmother of a classmate who has drowned. J FICTION RUSSELL CHI

Russell, Ching Yeung. Child Bride 1999 An eleven-year-old Chinese girl is sent to her grandmother's village for an arranged marriage, and tries every method she can think of to escape her fate. J FICTION RUSSELL CHI

Whelan, Gloria. Chu Ju's House 2004 In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again.  J FICTION WHELAN GLO

Whitesel, Cheryl Aylward. Rebel : A Tibetan Odyssey 2000 Although he rebels against life in the Tibetan Buddhist monastery where he had been sent, fourteen-year-old Thunder comes to some amazing realizations about himself. J FICTION WHITESEL CHE

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Wilkinson, Carole. Dragon Moon 2008 In China during the Han Dynasty, young Ping must take Kai, the dragon she rescued, on a long and perilous journey to the ancient haven of the dragons following cryptic clues left by the wise dragon, Danzi, and aided by old friends. J FICTION WILKINSO CAR

Yep, Laurence. TheJournal of Wong Ming-Chung: a Chinese Miner 2000 A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush. J FICTION DEAR AME

Yep, Laurence.  Lady Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South 2001 In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war. J FICTION DEAR ROY

Hunsicker, Kelley. Chinese Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure
2008 It's 1850, and you are fleeing war and starvation in your homeland of China. You sell everything you have to go to California. Do you try to strike it rich in the gold mines of California? or..., Will you seek your fortune in San Francisco's Chinatown? or..., Will you work as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad?  J FICTION CHOOSE

Goldin, Barbara Diamond. Red Means Good Fortune: A Story of San Francisco's Chinatown 1994 Twelve-year-old Jin Mun, working for his father's laundry in San Francisco's Chinatown, is shocked to discover that one of his neighbors is a slave girl, forbidden to leave her house. J FICTION GOLDIN BAR

Hill, Elizabeth Starr. Bird Boy 1999 Chang, a mute Chinese boy whose father uses cormorants to fish, is pleased when he is finally old enough to help with the Big Catch and the raising of a new bird. J FICTION HILL ELI

Krensky, Stephen. The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps 1994 In 1867, while staying with her father in a small California mining town, ten-year-old Winnie meets a Chinese boy close to her age and discovers the role of his people in completing the transcontinental railroad. J FICTION KRENSKY STE

Lord, Bette. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson 1984 In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball. J FICTION LORD BET

Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society 2005 During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, twelve-year-old Ye Xian is thrown out of her father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts group, and tries to help her aunt and the Americans in their struggle against the Japanese invaders. Includes historical notes. J FICTION MAH ADE

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McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider 2002 In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. J FICTION MCCAUGHR GER

Namioka, Lensey. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break 1999 Ailin's life takes a different turn when she defies the traditions of upper class Chinese society by refusing to have her feet bound. J FICTION NAMIOKA LEN

Paterson, Katherine. Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom 1983 Abducted from his home by bandits, fifteen-year-old Wang Lee is rescued from slavery by a mysterious girl who introduces him to the Taiping Tienkuo, a secret society partly based on Christian principles and dedicated to the overthrow of the Manchu government.  J FICTION PATERSON KAT

Russell, Ching Yeung. Water Ghost 1995 Living in China during the late 1940s, Ying gives all her hard-earned money to the grandmother of a classmate who has drowned. J FICTION RUSSELL CHI

Russell, Ching Yeung. Child Bride 1999 An eleven-year-old Chinese girl is sent to her grandmother's village for an arranged marriage, and tries every method she can think of to escape her fate. J FICTION RUSSELL CHI

Whelan, Gloria. Chu Ju's House 2004 In order to save her baby sister, fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her rural home in modern China and earns food and shelter by working on a sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see her family again.  J FICTION WHELAN GLO

Whitesel, Cheryl Aylward. Rebel : A Tibetan Odyssey 2000 Although he rebels against life in the Tibetan Buddhist monastery where he had been sent, fourteen-year-old Thunder comes to some amazing realizations about himself. J FICTION WHITESEL CHE

Wilkinson, Carole. Dragon Moon 2008 In China during the Han Dynasty, young Ping must take Kai, the dragon she rescued, on a long and perilous journey to the ancient haven of the dragons following cryptic clues left by the wise dragon, Danzi, and aided by old friends. J FICTION WILKINSO CAR

Yep, Laurence. TheJournal of Wong Ming-Chung: a Chinese Miner 2000 A young Chinese boy nicknamed Runt records his experiences in a journal as he travels from southern China to California in 1852 to join his uncle during the Gold Rush. J FICTION DEAR AME

Yep, Laurence.  Lady Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of the South 2001 In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Hsien tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war. J FICTION DEAR ROY

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