|aThe lost garden -- The pearl apartments -- La conquista -- The neighborhood -- The owl -- Rambling through America -- Chinatown -- The outsider -- Puzzle solving -- Culture shock -- My Brooklyn grandmother -- Seeds.
|aThe author describes how he grew up as a Chinese American in San Francisco and how he came to use his w
Young Laurence didn't really where he fit in. He thought of himself as American, especially since he didn't speak Chinese and couldn't understand his grandmother, who lived in Chinatown. But others saw him as different in the conformist American of the 1950s. In this engaging memoir, the two-time Newbery Honor author tells how writing helped him start to solve the puzzle.