Chinatown Girl : the diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942

Chinatown Girl : the diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942

Chinatown Girl : the diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942 [PDF / Epub] ✅ Chinatown Girl : the diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942 By Eva Wong Ng – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk New Zealand is at war when Silvey starts her diary but for Silvey this is just a backdrop to the main issues of her world the closure of her school and the arrival of Chinese American soldiers New Zealand : the PDF/EPUB Â is at war when Silvey starts her diary but for Silvey this is just a backdrop to the main issues of her world the closure of her school and Chinatown Girl Epub / the arrival of Chinese American soldiers.


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10 thoughts on “Chinatown Girl : the diary of Silvey Chan, Auckland, 1942

  1. Bookrapt Bookrapt says:

    First published in 2005 by Scholastic NZ in their My New Zealand Story series that targets young readers of 10 and above, this new edition is timely New Zealand suburbs and schools face increasing diversity of nationalities and a changing racial population balance.It is increasingly important for all New Zealanders to not only welcome new neighbours, but also to have some historical knowledge of the races who have co existed in New Zealand for many generations.Set in 1942 and written in diary f First published in 2005 by Scholastic NZ in their My New Zealand Story series that targets young readers of 10 and above, this new edition is timely New Zealand suburbs and schools face increasing diversity of nationalities and a changing racial population balance.It is increasingly important for all New Zealanders to not only welcome new neighbours, but also to have some historical knowledge of the races who have co existed in New Zealand for many generations.Set in 1942 and written in diary form by twelve year old Silvey Chan, the reader becomes involved in the life of her family, their Chinese community, and at the same time learns of the events of the year that impact on her air raid drills, US forces here for rest and recreation, a local ghost Silvey must learn to navigate the twin worlds of Auckland with its largely western style of education, businesses and homes and the Chinese district where she lives with its Chinese school, local businesses with homes above, and its own festivals and traditions.The reader learns some of the reasons for Chinese migration of the 1860s and 1870s and then through the twentieth century, and the hardships and discrimination faced We learn about the Chinese New Year and the tradition of clearing of the graves of ancestors As well we come to understand some of the Chinese ways that even young Silvey is becoming embarrassed by chewing loudly and talking loudly both at home and in public.With friend Judy, Silvey copes with a change of school, with first boy interests, and sees the inside of a non Chinese home where she is accepted by Judy s parents.Scholastic NZ is to be commended for re publishing this very readable story A finalist in the NZ Post Children s Book Awards in 2006, it has lost nothing with the passage of time On the contrary, Silvey s story is evenimportant today Thethere is available to encourage understanding of New Zealand s past and its ever changing nature the better New Zealand will fare A must for senior primary intermediate classrooms where it could easily be incorporated into Social Studies.Reviewed by Chris Wright Bookrapt


  2. zespri zespri says:

    I ve given this little book 4 stars as is a very interesting little read Lots of interesting background to Auckland in the 1940 s which is easily assimilated for young adults as is in diary form.Silvey Chan is a second generation chinese girl, her parents live on Grey s Ave which was know as Chinaman s Hill My terrible ignorance of early chinese history of Auckland has been exposed, and I m off to do a bit of catching up Will walk Grey s Ave and the surrounding areas with totally new eyes.


  3. Sylvia Orr Sylvia Orr says:

    Great book However I think three quarters of the reason I liked it are because I live in Auckland too and very close to Newmarket, so it was fascinating to find out what it was like in the past Therefore, even though I liked it, if you don t live around there you might not enjoy it so much.


  4. Anna McMaster Anna McMaster says:

    I loved this book because it was interesting and I couldn t put it down I would recommend this book no problem


  5. Jen Jen says:

    about a girl growing up in 1942 where Aotea Square in Auckland is now


  6. Anais Anais says:

    Very descriptive, I find it funny to be able to relate to the book because I live in Auckland.


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