My New Zealand Story: Chinatown Girl

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title My New Zealand Story: Chinatown Girl
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Eva Wong Ng
SeriesMY NEW ZEALAND STORY
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Pages:208
CategoriesHistorical fiction
ISBN 9781775435778
Audience
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 February 2019
NZ Release Date 1 February 2019
Publication Country New Zealand

Description

Set in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1942, in an area of the city known as Chinatown where the descendants of the Chinese miners and market gardeners gathered together to maintain their culture and provide a sense of community. New Zealand is at war when Silvey starts her diary, but for Silvey this is just a backdrop to the main issues of her worldthe closure of her school and the arrival of Chinese-American soldiers