The story of a young Chinese girl arriving in North America only to discover that her father has died building the railway, and how she finds a way through her grief. This powerful, unforgettable and multi-award-winning tale is based on the lives of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of North America in the early 1900s.
Winner of the Governor General’s Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award
“…illustrated with highly expressive oil paintings that complement the story in all of its aspects, ranging from the somber to the surreal.”
—Quill and Quire
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 5