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Mei Ling in China City (English/Chinese)

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"Mei Ling in China City" is based on a true story of events during World War II in Los Angeles' China City.

A 12- year- old Chinese American girl named Mei Ling Lee is separated from her best friend Yayeko Akiyama when she and her family were interned in the Manzanar War Relocation Center. By writing letters to each other, both young girls recount their painful separation and their lives in China City and Manzanar. The vivid watercolor paintings warmly portray the real scenes of the forgotten China City in Los Angeles and Manzanar. This unprecedented children's book depicts the hardships and cross-cultural experiences of American of Chinese and Japanese ancestry during the war years.

Close to 50 never-before-published paintings illustrated by Gayle Garner Roski, and historical photographs of China City are presented for the first time.
Hard Cover.

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