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Chinatown Girl: The Diary of Silvey Chan is the eighth book in Scholastic New Zealand's series, My New Zealand Story. It was authored by Eva Wong Ng. The book was published in May 2005 and later reissued in February 2019. It was followed by Fire in the Sky.

Dedication[]

Book description[]

"Auckland, 1942
It is the anxious years of World War II. Silvey Chan lives above a shop in Auckland's downtown Chinese district. Hers is a close-knit community with its own traditions and festivals–and even a neighbourhood ghost.

For a school family history project, Silvey asks her mother and her grandfather to tell her their stories of emigrating to New Zealand from China, about arranged marriages, and the hardships of making new lives in a strange country that often made them feel unwelcome.
At the same time Silvey writes in her diary of fears about the war and of the American soldiers she befriends, and about Sunny, the annoying boy from the fruit shop who keeps asking her out...
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Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Chinatown Girl characters
  • Silvey Chan

Author[]

Main article: Eva Wong Ng

Editions[]

Awards[]

Acknowledgments[]

Notes[]

  • The cover of the third edition of Chinatown Girl was illustrated by Minky Stapleton.[5]

References[]

See also[]

Resources:
File:Chinatown Girl (2019) Information Sheet.pdf, File:Chinatown Girl Teacher Notes.pdf



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