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Thousand Pieces of Gold
Written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | July 2015
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-8326-0 (0-8070-8326-7)

Lalu Nathoy’s father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his “thousand pieces of gold,” yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a... Read more





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