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Thousand Pieces of Gold
by Ruthanne Lum McCunn


Overview - Lalu Nathoy's father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloon keeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Lalu Nathoy's father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloon keeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. Complete with photographs and documents, this biographical novel is the extraordinary story of a legendary pioneer's fight for independence and dignity on the American frontier.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780807083260
  • ISBN-10: 0807083267
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 216
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Biographical - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - Asian American
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 19th Century

 
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