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Night of the Red Moon by Angi Ma Wong
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Apr 29, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: middle-grade-audience
Read in March, 2006

A shooting during the day of October 24, 1871, caused a massacre in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles that night. The Chinese community was aware that trouble was brewing and was close to the boiling point. They remained within Chinatown to protect their families and homes. A lynch mob formed and before the night was over, eighteen Chinese had been killed; stores and homes were ransacked; and the incident shocked the entire nation. Ming, a twelve year old Chinese boy, describes what happened that night. This is a fictional retelling of a historical event.
This is a “must have, must read” book. It is a gold mine for parents, teachers and mentors.The story provides subject matter for discussing human nature, ethnicity, cultural differences, bigotry, jealousy, etc.

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