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Thousand Pieces of Gold
Thousand Pieces of Gold
Author: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Lalu's father calls his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871 he is forced to sell her. Polly Bemis, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel and then to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. ...  more »
ISBN: 428697
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