Friday, January 9, 2015

Jade Snow Wong’s Fifth Chinese Daughter

Fifth Chinese Daughter
Jade Snow Wong
Illustrations by Kathryn Uhl
Harper & Brothers, 1950

(Next post on Friday: C.Y. Lee’s The Flower Drum Song)


  1. Jade Snow Wong was a classmate of my mother at Mills, so naturally she ordered that book from Blackwells during the years that we were living in the Netherlands. I enjoyed it very much; it was quite an introduction to the country where I was born (and whose version of English I spoke at home), but did not remember anything about. For my mother, it was a reminder of the city where she had grown up.