Thief of Hearts (Golden Mountain Chronicles #9)
by Laurence Yep
When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused of theft, she must come to terms with her own Chinese and American heritage.
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published December 31st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1995)
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Nov 11, 2013 Sue rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The last of the Golden Mtn Chronicles touches on the plight of modern Chinese Americans that are half-Chinese and half-Caucasion. Stacy has always felt herself to just be an American until a Chinese girl comes to her school, causes conflict, and forces her to see that others really see her differently. As she tries to save the new girl and solve a mystery, she learns about her mother's heritage in San Francisco's Chinatown and learns what it means to be herself.
this book was about how this chinese american girl named stacey that needs to accept how it's like to be half asian and half white. others in her society calls her mixed and it really hurts her feelings because she didn't expect people to see right through her and isolate her from the school just becuase shes mixed.
Born June 14, 1948 in San Francisco, California, Yep was the son of Thomas Gim Yep and Franche Lee Yep. Franche Lee, her family's youngest child, was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia where her family owned a Chinese laundry. Yep's father, Thomas, was born in China and came to America at the age of ten where he lived, not in Chinatown, but with an Irish friend in a white neighborhood. After...moreMore about Laurence Yep...