Life in San Francisco's Chinatown (Picture the Past)

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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life in San Francisco's Chinatown In this book, learn why thousands of people from China came to San Francisco after 1848. Discover how they mined for gold, build railroads, and set up homes, stores, laundries, and restaurants. Find out how Chinatown grew and changed and what it is like today. Then use a recipe to make a popular treat from the timefortune cookies!

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Sally Senzell Isaacs is a Heinemann-Raintree author.

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Grade 2-4-This brief, well-organized introduction to the life of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. from the time of the Gold Rush to the early 20th century is a perfect resource for reports. Each two-page chapter offers a few simple sentences in large, clear type; two or three illustrations that are primarily reproductions of period photographs or prints; and two or three insert boxes that offer additional facts or serve as captions for the pictures. The harsh conditions experienced by these immigrants are discussed, and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is explained in a way suited to the intended audience. Chapters about life in San Francisco's Chinatown in the years following the Gold Rush and the completion of the transcontinental railroad present information on holidays, theater, family life, education, clothing and hairstyles, and food. A recipe for fortune cookies, with the explanation that they were created in the United States in the early 1900s and not in China, is featured in a chapter on Chinese restaurants.
Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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