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Staking a Claim

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Staking-a-Claim

Book information
Author Laurence Yep
Series My Name Is America
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date April 1, 2000[1]
Pages 219
ISBN 9780590386074
Book in series 7
Prequel
Sequel
Film
Preceded by The Journal of Ben Uchida
Followed by The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce
Relaunch order
Publication date November 26, 2013[2]
Pages
ISBN 9780545530828
Book in series 7
Preceded by Until the Last Spike
Followed by On This Long Journey

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, also known as Staking a Claim, is the seventh book in Scholastic's My Name Is America. It was first published in April 2000 and was written by Laurence Yep. The book was republished under a new title in November 2013.

DedicationEdit

Book descriptionEdit

TBA

""Will we ever find more gold?
After a dangerous journey alone from China to America, Wong Ming-Chung has arrived in the land of opportunity. He's come to California to work as a miner with his uncle and send money back home to his family. There are stories about the vast riches of gold to be found on Golden Mountain, and Wong is eager to prove himself. He secures a good position within the mining camp but soon discovers the truth: The gold is dwindling. What little gold they discover is quickly demanded by the government in the form of high taxes, or stolen by thieves who resent the Chinese. Wong has exchanged the famine and war of China for brutal bullies and grueling labor in America. Yet he is determined to find fortune in his new home. To do so, he'll have to come up with an incredible plan to outwit the ruthless men who know the mountains and gold like their own names. But will it be enough? In his journal, Wong chronicles the terror and excitement, the long days and harsh nights, and the new friends he makes as he finds his place in America.
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PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of Staking a Claim characters

AuthorEdit

Main article: Laurence Yep

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