An Ocean Apart

An Ocean Apart

The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-ling : [Vancouver, British Columbia, 1922]

Book - 2004
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With over 400,000 books already in print, the Dear Canada series has fast become the book series for children.

Each fictional diary invites readers into the world of a girl living through a particular period in Canada's past. Gillian Chan's latest addition illustrates the effect the Chinese Head Tax has on one young girl and her family. Mei-ling and her father are struggling to pay the head tax that will allow her mother and brother, who are still living in China, to come to Canada. They must have that money before the impending Exclusion Act bars any more Chinese from immigrating. What will happen if they can't come up with enough in time to reunite their family?

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2004
ISBN: 9780779113538
Branch Call Number: SERIES J DCA
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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Aug 24, 2018

very inspiring book of a young child, trying to earn money for her family. This is not my most favourite book, but I still recommend to read this.

Apr 04, 2018

I think this one is my least favourite Dear Canada book, (not because she is Chinese, but because nothing really happened) and I'm glad that I read it before I read all the other ones.
I would not read it again, but I think that people who are reading all the Dear Canada books should read it.

Oct 13, 2013

its good but very slow going, not much happens.

Mar 12, 2012

It was great when she saw her ma again

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Nov 28, 2014

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