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Nim and the War Effort

Milly Lee; Pictures by Yangsook Choi

Square Fish

"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." --Kirkus Reviews

"It’s the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a Chinese-American girl in San Francisco during World War II, is determined to win. Her nearest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves Chinatown and walks up Nob Hill after school, determined to find more scrap newspaper. Nim’s sweet seriousness and ingenuity are captured in the text and in the luminous, grave illustrations." --The New York Times Book Review

"Based on the author’s childhood memories, Nim’s story celebrates the patriotism of Asian family members in embracing their new home and country and their efforts to maintain their cultural traditions. A fine addition." -- School Library Journal
 
Nim and the War Effort is a 1997 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Milly Lee; Pictures by Yangsook Choi

  • Milly Lee grew up in San Francisco’s Chinatown. She is a retired school librarian and lives in Sonoma County, California.

    Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and holds an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now lives.
  • Milly Lee
  • Yangsook Choi
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Nim and the War Effort

Milly Lee; Pictures by Yangsook Choi

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year, IRA Children's and Young Adults Book Award, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
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