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Homesick: My Own Story (1982)

by Jean Fritz

Other authors: Margot Tomes (Illustrator)

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The author's fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920's.

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Fritz's novelized autobiography of her childhood in China in the 1920s. Fairly interesting, and the glimpse at what was going on in China at the time through a child's eyes is well done. This Newbery Honor Book was written in the early 1980's, but I think it would still appeal to middle grade kiddos today. ( )
  electrascaife | Oct 25, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
A fictionalized version of the author's childhood in China in the 1920's also gives us an impression of China's history, culture and geography. Chinese music accompanies the story.
  riselibrary_CSUC | Aug 3, 2020 |
Touching recollection of the author's childhood in China, including her thoughts and observations of the culture. This one deserved its Newbery honor award, recommended. ( )
  fuzzi | Apr 5, 2020 |
Jean was an American born and raised in China. Her ran a Y.M.C.A. in Hankow. She loved much about China, but always dreamed of the time when they would move back to the United States and she could be fully American. The book is a fictionalized biography, as she explains in a forward.
She has good and bad times in China. There are Chinese she loves, and those she loathes. After reaching her Pennsylvania home towards the end of the book, she has good and bad times there as well. ( )
  fingerpost | Feb 2, 2019 |
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In my father's study there was a large globe with all the countries of the world running around it.
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