THE JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG: A Chinese Miner.
Yep, Laurence THE JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG: A Chinese Miner. ISBN 0-590-38607-7. New York: Scholastic, 2000. 195 pp. $10.95. In a personal
journal about his first year in America, Wong Ming-Chung describes his
adopted country as being both lovely and frightening. This young Chinese
boy risks dangerous travel conditions to come to America in search of
fortune during the gold rush of the early 1850s. Sent by his family, he
joins his uncle and quickly learns that America is a land of opportunity
for those who are able to endure prejudice and abuse, as well as the
hardships of mining for gold. Ages 9-12. Reviewed by Joseph E.
McSparran, Kutztown University of PA