- An engaging mystery...a love letter to journalism -Seattle's Child
- Oppenheimer Gold Seal
Teen journalist Maggie Chen wants to be a great reporter. Fai-yi Li still hides behind the identity he used to evade Chinese Exclusion Era immigration laws. Their goals collide in this poignant young adult mystery that's both contemporary and historical fiction.
Maggie's search for her Asian-American family will appeal to readers who wonder how their own lives have been shaped by their ancestors' choices. The Chinatown of Fai-yi's Seattle will make 20th century history buffs want to know more about an almost-forgotten time in the United States' past. Challenges at the modern newspaper where Maggie works will speak to those who care about journalism and ponder how it's changing.From the Christopher Award-winning author of Hitch, Mountain Solo, and The Big Burn
"I love Paper Daughter
, as I do all of Jeanette's books. They're smart, savvy, and full of heart
" -Kathi Appelt, author of Newbery Honor Book The Underneath
"I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! Ingold did a wonderful job of tying history to a contemporary issue
" -Mississippi Trial, 1955
author Chris Crowe
"Ingold brings together past and present in this fascinating mystery
set in Seattle" -Washington Parent
"A rich, inspiring story
about using research and tenacity to uncover the truth" -Horn Book Review
"A must read
for those who love mysteries and family history" -VOYA
"I devoured Paper Daughter
...a short read and perfect if you want to lounge around with a contemporary book on a slow afternoon" -Books and Wine
"The tried and true theme of a parent's mysterious background will keep readers invested, and fans of Laurence Yep
may want to ponder how Chinese Exclusion of years past could come back to haunt the present" -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This novel cleverly weaves together intrigue and family drama into an engrossing story that is difficult to put down" -Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
"Great contemporary and historical characters
and an intriguing, interwoven plot make this a great summer read" -Bewitched Bookworms
"Offers insights into the sacrifices and secrets involved in emigration from China
during this period and their ripple effects" -Publishers Weekly
"A lesson on 'paper sons' and 'paper daughters'...Ingold doesn't sugarcoat the lengths people would go through to come to the States and the fear they had about being caught" -Asian Weekly
"A wonderful addition to regional historical fiction, this compelling page-turner
explores the painful loss--and discovery--of identity" -Seattle Public Library System Library Talk
Manages to be both about Chinese-Americans and identity without being *about* race -The YA YA YAs
"Readers will want to know more about the historical elements of the story after reading this realistic tale" -Children's Book and Play Review/BYU Families & Literacy Book of the Week
"The open-ended conclusion feels realistic and highlights Maggie's elemental questions about how family history influences personal identit
"It was neat to learn more about the lives of journalists
and the Exclusion Era" -Booktalking at the Bronx Library CenterPraise from readers:
"A touching and emotionally tearing story of a girl who has her life laid open"
"Like (Louis Sachar's) Holes
, it weaves a story from generations ago into the present"
"A remarkable job integrating accurate history with an exciting modern story
that a middle school girl would want to read"
"A great story...A quick read
"A coming of age/discovering who you thought you knew/mystery...a great young adult read"
"Short, to-the-point book...I read it in a single sitting and will be encouraging the teens that I know to check it out
About the Author:
JEANETTE INGOLD, the author of seven young adult novels, began her writing career as a reporter on a daily newspaper. Her novel Hitch was a Christopher Award winner. She lives in Montana.
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