Currier, Katrina Saltonstall.
KAI'S JOURNEY TO GOLD MOUNTAIN : AN ANGEL ISLAND STORY
Los Angeles : Angel Island Association, 2005
IL 5-8, RL 6.4
12 years old, Wong Kai Chong leaves China to live with his father in America
in 1934. He took a train from Toy San to the fishing village in Hong
Kong, and then waited for the S.S. Hoover to arrive. Then he traveled
on the S.S. Hoover for 21 days to San Francisco where he was brought to
the barracks to wait for his turn to be questioned by the luk yi.
He waited many days in the barracks to wait for his interrogation to see
whether he would be shipped back to China or be reunited with his father
in America. Is he reunited with his father? Read the book to
This book is based on the experiences of Albert "Kai" Wong and includes elements of other Chinese immigrants. In the back inside cover, it includes the whole story of what happened to Albert "Kai" Wong and gives a few historical notes of what happened after his experience in the barracks in San Francisco. It is a great book about what Chinese immigrants had to go through to come to America. Many immigrants did not make it and were sent back to China. (Erin Brand, firstname.lastname@example.org, college student)
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Angel Island (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.