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Hannah is My Name

by Belle Yang

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This book talks about the Hannah who is chinese girl. It describe immigration story.
Source: Pierce College Library
Age: 5-8 ( )
  Yuna0130 | Nov 18, 2013 |
A little girl and her family move from Taiwan. The family has to make some adjustments to their family routines but quickly settle in. This book is full of beautiful illustrations and great family values.

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  RoniDavis | Nov 3, 2013 |
This was a cute story about a young girl, whose family comes form China to the United States. It discusses their struggles as they wait for the approval of a green card, and how her parents try to work without being caught. Told from a young girl's perspective accompanied by bright pictures, this book is easy to understand and helps teach children about how not everyone has the fortunate life of being born in the U.S. and what some families have to go through to live here. ( )
  claireforhan | Feb 7, 2013 |
A girl describes her family's journey from Taiwan to the United States in 1967, explaining that she must give up her Chinese name, Na-Li, and adjust to her unfamiliar American name. Hannah relates how she and her parents try to adapt to a new way of life, observing the strange customs that they encounter and detailing the obstacles that they all must face.
This would a be good book for Chinese immigrants or Asian-Americans who want to learn more about their families heritage. ( )
  LainaBourgeois | Apr 25, 2012 |
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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)

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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.

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Candlewick Press

Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763622230, 0763635219

 

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