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Breakfast Book Club

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown - Heather B. Moore

2021-04-28 10:30:00 2021-04-28 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our April meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link. Virtual - via Zoom

Wednesday, April 28
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2021-04-28 10:30:00 2021-04-28 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our April meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link. Virtual - via Zoom

Join the Breakfast Book Club for our April meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link.

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Summary:

Based on true events, The Paper Daughters of Chinatown is a powerful story about a largely unknown chapter in history and the women who emerged as heroes.

In the late nineteenth century, San Francisco is a booming city with a dark side, one where a powerful underground organization-the criminal tong-buys and sells young Chinese women into prostitution and slavery. These "paper daughters," so called because fake documents gain them entry to America but leave them without legal identity, generally have no recourse. But the Occidental Mission Home for Girls is one bright spot of hope and help.

Told in alternating chapters, this rich narrative follows the stories of young Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron, who works in the mission home, and Mei Lien, a "paper daughter" who thinks she is coming to America for an arranged marriage but instead is sold into a life of shame and despair.

Dolly, a real-life pioneering advocate for social justice, bravely fights corrupt officials and violent gangs, helping to win freedom for thousands of Chinese women. Mei Lien endures heartbreak and betrayal in her search for hope, belonging, and love. Their stories merge in this gripping account of the courage and determination that helped to shape a new course of women's history in America.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 09 due to Mother's Day
Mon, May 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 05 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 06 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 07 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sat, May 08 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, May 09 Closed
(Mother's Day)

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

Contact Becky

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