FROM ANCIENT CHINA TO GOLD MOUNTAIN
Hear David Wong and children’s book author, Sarah Tsiang speak at the Vancouver International Writers Festival!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Improv Centre, Granville Island
$17 / $8.50 for student groups
Ancient and modern history come together this afternoon with two Canadian authors who mine their heritage to show life as it was for Chinese people—in ancient China and not-so-ancient Canada. Sarah Tsiang matches humorous illustrations with thoughtful words to present a panoply of jobs people held in the time of the emperors, from professional wailer to silk maker. David H.T. Wong uses an approachable graphic novel format to tell the story of Chinese newcomers to Canada searching for “Gold Mountain,” an adopted homeland that was often inhospitable. These are important stories to hear, no matter what your background.
Suitable for grades 4–7
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Please also visit: Sarah Tsiang’s Blog