Escape to Gold Mountain made radio and TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos’s roundup of good reads! Please visit his link here, and check out his selection of other fabulous books!
TURN OVER A NEW LEAF: SOME BOOKS TO KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR RIGHT
September 3, 2012
Well, summer’s almost done. For students, it’s time to get back into the classroom and hit the books. But as important as it is to keep up with your reading for class, there’s always room for another book or two in everyone’s life.
Here’s a roundup of some good reads, with a good mix of education and entertainment, to take the edge off the back-to-school blues.
‘Escape To Gold Mountain’
by David H.T. Wong
The story of Chinese immigration to Canada and the United States has never been told like this. ‘Escape To Gold Mountain’ is an illustrated novel – the publisher says it’s “the first graphic novel to tell their story” – focuses on the Wong family’s challenges and triumphs as they try to find “Gold Mountain,” the Chinese colloquialism for North America. It shines a light on the immigrant experience and the often difficult history of Chinese immigration to this country and the States, while telling an engaging visual story. It’s coming out in early October.