book cover of The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung

(2000)
A Chinese Miner (My Name Is America)
(Staking a Claim)
(A book in the My Name Is America series)
A novel by

 
 
Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging!

In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the dangerous trip to America to live with his uncle, exchanging the famine and war of his native country for brutal bullies and grueling labor in America, Wong joins his uncle and countless others in the effort to strike it rich on the great "Golden Mountain." Unfortunately, he, and most of the rest of the dreamers, soon discover that there's no such thing as a Golden Mountain, only dirt, mud, and occasionally tiny flecks of gold dust--flecks that are to be turned over to the owners of the mines, in return for barely livable wages. However, someone as clever and resourceful as Wong will have to find other ingenious ways of making money if they're going to make it in America. But can they overcome the bitter, racist white Americans to find success?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Laurence Yep's The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung

Hardback Editions

November 2013 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Staking A Claim: The Journal Of Wong Ming-Chung, A Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (My Name Is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep
ISBN: 0-606-32343-0 / 978-0-606-32343-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2013 : USA Library Binding

Title: Staking a Claim (My Name Is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep Ph D
ISBN: 1-62765-919-6 / 978-1-62765-919-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2000 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (My Name is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep
ISBN: 0-590-38607-7 / 978-0-590-38607-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (My Name Is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep
ISBN: 0-545-53082-2 / 978-0-545-53082-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2000 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Journal of Wong Ming-chung: A Chinese Miner (My Name Is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep
ISBN: 0-439-56713-0 / 978-0-439-56713-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852 (My Name Is America)
Author(s): Laurence Yep
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA