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Nim and the War Effortby Milly Lee
Synopses & Reviews
"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." --Kirkus Reviews
"Its the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a Chinese-American girl in San Francisco during World War II, is determined to win. Her nearest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves Chinatown and walks up Nob Hill after school, determined to find more scrap newspaper. Nims sweet seriousness and ingenuity are captured in the text and in the luminous, grave illustrations." --The New York Times Book Review
"Based on the authors childhood memories, Nims story celebrates the patriotism of Asian family members in embracing their new home and country and their efforts to maintain their cultural traditions. A fine addition." — School Library Journal
Nim and the War Effort is a 1997 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.
An ALA Notable Book.
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children?s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
In San Francisco during World War II, Nim, a Chinese-American, is determined to win the newspaper drive--although it is the last day. She realizes her closest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves Chinatown and heads to Nob Hill after school, determined to find more paper. An ALA Notable Book. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
Milly Lee grew up in San Franciscos Chinatown. She is a retired school librarian and lives in Sonoma County, California.
Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and holds an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now lives.
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