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李春燕谈如何做美国人 (31): 华裔历史书单

有朋友问起讲华裔美国人的书,想起我们镇妈妈俱乐部2009年曾捐赠学区一批书籍,有的适合小学生,有的适合历史老师和辅导员。近来华人意识到不能缩在自己小圈子里,那么捐书给学区老师,班级和图书馆是一个有长远影响的办法。下面是我做过research, 从Amazon上买的(镇上妈妈捐款)。很多可以买二手书,较便宜,也是新的。如果最近有其他的书,烦请告知。

有些人沉浸在过去,或屈辱或荣光,或爱恋或痛恨,或妄自菲薄,或怨天尤人,都无甚正能量,而只是前行的绊脚石。前段撰文号召华裔起来书写我们自己的历史:http://www.overseaswindow.com/node/14306 坐而论道不如起而行之,抱怨之后,要不咱读点儿书,捐点儿书,写点儿信?

五年前我曾给学区写信(书单下附),希望多讲一下亚洲二战历史以及华人历来对美国在运输,农业,公平教育以及人权上的贡献。

1. 前克林顿总统speech writer Eric Liu 最新书写到他15年来的心路历程,我曾单撰文阐述。

A Chinaman's Chance - Eric Liu

http://www.overseaswindow.com/node/15375

http://www.amazon.com/Chinamans-Chance-Familys-Journey-American/dp/16103...

2. The Chinese Americans - Milton Meltzer's 非华裔历史学家所著。我的文章有提到。

http://www.weidb.com/g1682&p=3879

http://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-Americans-Milton-Meltzer/dp/0690040385

3. 张纯茹母亲Dr. Ying-Ying Chang 回忆女儿生平,许多张纯茹成长、写作,与日本大使电视辩论,带自闭症儿子等等细节,催人泪下又使我们有前行的榜样。

The Woman Who Could Not Forget - Ying-Ying Chang

http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Who-Could-Not-Forget/dp/1605981729/ref=sr_1_...

4. Laurence Yep 是多产作家,他的许多书适合孩子读,单独介绍这位Newbery Honor 作家的文章在下面链接

http://www.weidb.com/g1682&p=5207&tag=149

下面是五年前妈妈俱乐部给学区捐书的原单。

1. Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White - Frank Wu; 

http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-America-Beyond-Black-White/dp/046500640X

2. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People - Helen Zia; 

http://www.amazon.com/Asian-American-Dreams-Emergence-People/dp/0374527369

3. The Chinese in America: A Narrative History - Iris Chang; 

看一下高中生读张纯茹此书心得 (英文原文,附中文翻译)

http://www.overseaswindow.com/node/15420

http://www.amazon.com/The-Chinese-America-Narrative-History/dp/0142004170

4. Coming to America - The Chinese - C. J. Shane; 

5. Bitter Melon: Inside America's Last Rural Chinese Town - Jeff Gillenkirk; 

6. The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe - John Rabe; 

7. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II - Iris Chang.

下面这些书很多适合孩子读,也可以捐给小学老师。

8. Chinese Immigrants in America: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose Books series) - Kelley Hunsicker; 

9. The Chinese American Family Album (The American Family Albums) 

Additional nonfiction/biography books on Chinese immigrants.

10. Chinese Americans by Dale Anderson (J 973.04951 AND; ISBN

9781600446115)

11. Chinese Americans by Dale Anderson (J 973 ANDERSON; J 325.2 A; ISBN

0836873084 library binding)

12. The Chinese Americans / Marissa Lingen.

13. Chinese Americans / by Lucia Raatma.

14. I am Chinese American / Amy Lee.

15. Laurence Yep / Hal Marcovitz.

16. Laurence Yep / Katherine Lawrence.

17. My special moments / Michelle Kwan.

18. Amy Tan / Chip Shields.

19. Bao Lord : novelist and Chinese voice for change / by Mary Virginia Fox ; consultant, Paris H. Chang.

On Ancient China

20. Philosophy and writing / Susan Whitfield.

Publisher  Armonk, NY : Sharpe Focus, 2008. Description  80 p.

21. Science and technology / James Strapp.

Publisher  Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Focus, c2009. Description  80 p.

22. Great ancient China projects / Lance Kramer ; illustrated by Steven Weinberg.  Publisher  White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, c2008 23. Spotlight on China / Robin Johnson & Bobbie Kalman.

Publisher  New York : Crabtree Pub. c2008. Description  32 p.

24. Projects about ancient China / by Ruth Bjorklund.

Publisher  New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2006.

Description  48 p.

Subjects  China--History--Juvenile literature.

Annotation  "Includes social studies projects taken from the ancient Chinese"--Provided by publisher.

Fiction

25. Mismatch (wins International Reading Award)

http://www.amazon.com/Mismatch-Lensey-Namioka/dp/044023879X/ref=sr_1_5?i...

26. Yang the Eldest and his odd jobs

http://www.amazon.com/Yang-Eldest-His-Odd-Jobs/dp/044041802X/ref=sr_1_15...

五年前给学区写的信(节选)

Some of the books may be more suitable for counselors and social study teachers, rather than students. We know the Social Studies Dept. held a seminar in the public Library in January, and there is an elective course on Holocaust. We hope more can be discussed on WWII in Asia.

We also hope in the curriculum, more can be discussed on the Chinese immigrants' contribution to transportation, agriculture, equal access to education, civil rights etc.

Please let us know if you'd like to have more copies. We will then purchase some.  It will be great if the counselors (and social study teachers) can have access to some of the books here.

 

 

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转LL:“华裔孩子学中文重要。但是知道华人亚裔在美国乃至西方生存的历史更重要。没有什么是能唾手而得的。”

 
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转John“了解历史,努力未来!在民主社会,海外华人必须团结起来捍卫自己的权益!!我们不能再做'哑裔'了!”

 
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转SL:“这个书单太好了,谢谢推荐! 我的七年级儿子正在读张纯如写的"The Chinese in America",非常全面的华裔在美国的近代史,涵盖淘金修路的华工到诺贝尔奖获得者。” 

 
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是,朋友女儿写了英文书评 http://www.overseaswindow.com/node/15420

 
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转“非常棒的美国华裔历史书单。儿子读过所有他能找到的Lawrence Yep的书。My Name is America是一套很棒的美国历史书, 讲述了各个国家来美国的移民奋斗故事,我读了那本The Chinese Miner,很感人,和孩子讨论了那段历史。”

 
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非常感谢分享!家长和孩子一起讨论是增进沟通的好机会。

 
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