Illustrator: Chris Soentpiet
Publisher: Philomel Books
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 3.1
Concepts: interdependence, human resources, immigration, producers, economic history
Summary: When Ming arrives in San Francisco after the long ocean journey from China, his older brother Shek wastes no time warning him: "Chinese should not go outside Chinatown." But then Ming meets Patrick, a young Irish boy with a kind heart. And when Ming's family's store is in danger of closing, their new friendship helps save it, and is a crucial first step toward bringing their two communities together.
Source of Summary: Junior Library Guild