Good Luck Gold (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781469905150, 56pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 2012
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Janet Wong is the leading Asian American poet for children and her first book, Good Luck Gold, is considered a classic in multicultural literature. Good Luck Gold is approaching its 20th anniversary; it was the first collection of children's poetry to include Asian American themes. Janet Wong's sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, and always original poems explore her Chinese and Korean heritage in a book about "just growing up" in contemporary America. This edition of Wong's original 42 poems includes the often-reprinted "Waiting at the Railroad Cafe," "Noise," and "Noodles," plus a new Author's Note at the end. Janet Wong received the Recognition of Merit Award from the Claremont Graduate School for this first collection as well as her second collection, A Suitcase of Seaweed (a NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age and a NCSS Notable Trade Book).
About the Author
Janet Wong is the author of more than two dozen books for children and teens. She has been honored with the Claremont Stone Center Recognition of Merit, the IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, and her appointment to the NCTE Commission on Literature and NCTE Poetry Committee. A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, Wong has performed at the White House and has been featured on CNN, Radical Sabbatical, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. www.janetwong.com