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013 A Chinese Heritage Thread Lesson with Jan McGrath

Cultural studies in picture books, Single mothers, Good food, and Blue Willow plates

Our Guest: Jan McGrath

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Featured books in this episode:

  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Silas Marner by George Eliot

  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  • North and South Gaskell

  • The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack, illustrated by Kurt Wiese

  • Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrated by Kurt Wiese

  • The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy

  • Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Yangsook Choi

  • Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore and illustrated by Lattimore

  • Fish in the Air by Kurt Wise

  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin

  • Dim Sum for Everyone by Grace Lin

  • The Legend of the Willow Plate by Alvin R. Tresselt

  • Empty Pot by Demi

  • The Greatest Treasure by Demi

  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Lent

  • To Grandmother's House: A Visit to Old-Town Beijing (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition) by Douglas Keister

  • Thank You, Meiling (A Manners Children's Book) by Linda Talley, illustrated by Itoko Maeno

  • Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons In Life, Love, And Language by Deborah Fallows

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“The Jasmine Song” a Chinese folk song traditionally known as “Mo Li Hua”

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Stories from the Ashes Podcast
A Reshelving Alexandria podcast where we pontificate on good books and the stories that define and refine us. Join Ambre and friends as they discuss what they're reading and interview others in the literary world. We talk stories in all their forms because stories have the power to shape and change hearts and minds.
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