Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Display - Did you ever want to visit China?

The Cooking of China
By Matthew Locricchio
Introduces the different culinary regions of China through recipes adapted for young chefs and discusses the basics of food handling and kitchen safety.

For five hundred years, the Forbidden City was the seat of power of China's emperors. Explore its secrets in full-color photographs and lively, meticulously researched stories. From a grand procession of elephants to the golden nail guards that protected the emperor's three-inch nails, details large and small bring this fortress to life for young armchair travelers. With contributions from the Palace Museum (the official museum of the Forbidden City), this is a definitive guide to one of the wonders of the world and the only book on the subject available for young readers.
By Laurence Yep
When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a fifteen-year-old Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father, an uncle, and other Chinese working to build a tunnel for the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1867.  

Red Scarf Girl with Connections: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
By Ji-li JiangTwelve-year-old Ji-li Jaing has brains, friends, and a bright future. Then Mao Zedong launches China's infamous Cultural Revolution. Soon school is suspended and students are getting caught up in the fervor of Mao's extreme politics. When Ji-li's family is accused of capitalist crimes, all of her beautiful dreams burst like soap bubbles.
Spilled Water
By Sally Grindley
After her father's death, Lu Si-Yan's uncle sells her to a rich family who expect her to work as their servant until she is old enough to marry their son, but when she runs away things only get worse.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
In thirteenth-century China, after trying to save his widowed mother from a horrendous second marriage, twelve-year-old Haoyou has life-changing adventures when he takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.
By Grace Tseng
When his mother's beautiful brocade is snatched away by a greedy goddess, a young Chinese boy faces many perils as he attempts to get it back.
By Robert San Souci
A retelling of the original Chinese poem in which a brave young girl masquerades as a boy and fights the Tartars in the Khan's army.

By Jennifer Armstrong
Absent-minded poet Wan Hu is so curious about the stars that finally, after several unsuccessful attempts, he finds a way to travel among them.

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