013 A Chinese Heritage Thread Lesson with Jan McGrath

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

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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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