"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." Kirkus Reviews
"It's the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a Chinese-American girl in San Francisco during World War II, is determined to win. Her nearest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves Chinatown and walks up Nob Hill after school, determined to find more scrap newspaper. Nim's sweet seriousness and ingenuity are captured in the text and in the luminous, grave illustrations." The New York Times Book Review
"Based on the author's childhood memories, Nim's story celebrates the patriotism of Asian family members in embracing their new home and country and their efforts to maintain their cultural traditions. A fine addition." School Library Journal
Nim and the War Effort is a 1997 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.62(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Milly Lee grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown. She is a retired school librarian and lives in Sonoma County, California.
Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and holds an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now lives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author of this book came to speak at my daughter's school, so we dutifully got a copy. WOW! What a lovely book--full of cultural and period detail, yet totall accessible and engrossing for my 6 1/2 year old. Definitely a winner for kids 1st through 5th grad who still enjoy reading a beautifully written and illustrated book. PS It is definitely aimed at that age group--it's easily twice as long as the typical picture book. But worth it!