When: November 18, 2010 (tomorrow!)
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Studio, Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street
Tickets: It’s free! But you can RSVP on Museum of Vancouver’s Facebook event page here
Tomorrow night, go to “An Evening with author Paul Yee,” an event co-presented by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society and the Museum of Vancouver. Paul Yee is an award-winning Chinese Canadian author of several children’s books including The Bone Collector’s Son (highly recommended by yours truly) and Ghost Train, which won the Governor General’s Award for English language children’s literature in 1996. He also contributed the chilling tale “The Dark Room” to the short story anthology Henry Chow and other stories. Saltwater City, an illustrated history of Vancouver’s Chinese population, earned the City of Vancouver Book Award in 1989 (it was revised and redesigned in 2006 to include the years 1987 to 2001).
Paul will be speaking on his book I am Canada: Blood and Iron: Building the Railway, the latest in Scholastic Canada’s “I am Canada” series. Written in a diary format, Blood and Iron tells the story of 14-year-old Heen who comes to Canada as a railway worker with his father in order to reduce his father and grandfather’s gambling debts back in China. What follows reveals the incredible sacrifices made by Chinese workers building the transcontinental railway. Blood and Iron will be available for sale at the event by Sitka Books & Art.
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