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Hannah is My Name
by Belle Yang
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763622230, Hardcover)With Chinese-influenced paintings in jewel-like colors, Belle Yang tells an immigration tale that reflects one of the many facets of the American dream.
Hannah is my name in this new country. It doesn't sound at all like my
Chinese name, Na-Li, which means beautiful.
It's a long way from Taiwan to San Francisco, but Hannah's family has made the journey because they want to make America their home. Here in America, Baba tells his daughter, people are free to say what they think, and children can grow up to be whatever they choose. And so Hannah takes a new name, begins a new school, learns a new language, and starts to adjust to a new way of life. Meanwhile, they all wait — and hope — for the arrival of the green cards that will assure they are finally home to stay.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:24:45 -0400)
A young Chinese girl and her parents emigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.