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Hannah Is My Name

By Belle Yang
2004, 24 pages, Hardback.
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The United States has long been a place of refuge and opportunity for immigrants from all countries. It has been the destination for millions seeking to make their dreams of a better life come true. This book celebrates our shared history of hope by telling the story of a little girl who is waiting for her green card and who meanwhile must adjust to a new language, a new school, a new way of life ... even a new name.

With a charming childlike voice and vivid, Chinese-influenced art, Belle Yang brings us an immigrant story especially close to her own. But, in truth, it's everyone's story: it's the story of America.

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Belle Yang was born in 1960 in Taiwan and came to the United States with her parents at the age of seven. She has studied at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design and the Beijing Institute of Traditional Chinese Painting. She has had solo museum shows and has written and illustrated two highly praised adult books and a picture book.

She says, "Hannah Is My Name is based on our first years in San Francisco. We arrived in the fall of 1967 via Japan. I missed my old friends and teacher, but it was not a miserable yearning. It was a great privilege to come to the United States, and we didn't look back." This is Belle Yang's first book with Candlewick Press.

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