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An Ocean Apart

The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-ling
(A book in the Dear Canada series)
A novel by

Mei-ling lives with her father in Vancouver, but her mother and baby brother are still in China. Mei-ling works after school, and her father holds down several jobs, in a frantic effort to come up with the head tax that will allow her mother and brother to come to Canada. They must have that money before the Exclusion Act bars any more Chinese from immigrating. Mei-ling cannot stop thinking about what will happen if they are unable to come up with the money to reunite their family?

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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : Canada Hardback

Title: An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling (Dear Canada)
Author(s): Gillian Chan
ISBN: 0-7791-1353-5 / 978-0-7791-1353-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dear Canada: An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1922
Author(s): Gillian Chan
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA