The Melting Pot: The Diary of Edward, Chek Chee is the twenty-first book in Scholastic's My Australian Story. It was Christopher Cheng's second book in the series. The book was first released in July 2007 and reissued with new cover art in January 2011.


Book description

"Edward, Chek Chee, lives with his parents above their store in Sydney's Chinatown. His mother's family is from England. His father is from China. Edward faces many difficulties as a result of not being either 'white' or Chinese. Just how does he fit in? To compound matters, Edward must deal with starting at a new school, his trouble-making and bigoted cousin, and worst of all, the prospect of having to travel to his father's homeland to 'learn the Chinese ways'. Set in the early day of the White Australia policy, Edward's individual struggles are played out as the Chinese community as a whole battles for the rights other Australians take for granted."



Main article: List of The Melting Pot characters


Main article: Christopher Cheng




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