Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold Mountain

Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold Mountain

by Li Keng Wong


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It was dark, so I couldn't see much of the island. The bathrooms were a brief walk from the sleeping compound. We washed quickly and quietly, splashing ourselves with cold running water before dashing back to the barracks. Our metal cots had thin mattresses and dull green blankets. Lights went out by nine o'clock. In the strange, scary darkness, I wondered what tomorrow would bring...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561454648
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,018,377
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Li Keng Wong was an elementary school teacher in the San Francisco Bay area for more than thirty-five years. She was featured in the Disney documentary “American Tapestry.” She passed away in 2018.

Table of Contents

A Letter from Gold Mountain     1
Waiting     5
Joyful Times     7
Mama's Story     11
The Coaching Papers     15
A Gold Mountain Guest     19
On Our Way     25
A Strange New World     29
Aboard the SS Hoover     35
Crossing the Pacific     39
Locked Up     43
A Sweet Surprise     47
Yee's Interrogation     49
Questions for Li Hong     51
My Turn     53
Good-bye to Angel Island     55
Ferry to Freedom     59
Welcome to Chinatown     63
A Small Celebration     67
Exploring Our New Home     69
Back to School     71
Homecoming     75
A New Beginning     77
Playing the Lottery     81
A New Member of the Family     85
A Red Egg Party     87
Troubles     91
Another Chance     93
Life in Chinatown     95
Ghosts     99
Changes     105
Helping the Family     109
Dark Days     113
A NewLife     117
Good Luck at Last     121
A Very Special Year     125
Author's Note     129
More about Angel Island Immigration Station and the Chinese Exclusion Act     133
For Further Information     136
About the Author     137

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