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Thousand Pieces of Gold

(1981)
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This masterful biographical novel - which has sold more than 100,000 copies - tells the true life story of Lalu Nathoy, a young Chinese girl sold into slavery in 1871 by her poverty-stricken family and auctioned off in the American West. McCunn tells the gripping tale of how Lalu struggled out of servitude to achieve a life of freedom and dignity as a pioneer woman.

"A valuable book that gives Chinese Americans another true heroine."
- Maxine Hong Kingston

Genre: Historical

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