Books like outrun the moon

How 400,000 people landed apollo 11 on the moon the moon in the palace. For me, the best part of outrun the moon were the characters. Another season, another crop of stellar young adult books. M y t h o u g h t s after reading under a painted sky, i knew i had to read stacey lees next novel. For more information on the 1906 san francisco earthquake check out the united states geological surveys website. Parents need to know that stacey lees outrun the moon is a novel set in san francisco just before and after the city is devastated by the famous 1906 earthquake. Winner of the pen center usa literary award for young adultwinner of the asianpacific american award for literature fifteenyearold mercy wong is determined to break from the poverty of. Clares is offlimits to all but the wealthiest white girls, mercy. Maybe sorrow and its opposite, happiness, are like dark and light. Outrun the moon is an entertaining, vivid, and emotionally satisfying novel, hitting just the right notes of wit and drama. Outrun the moon features a stellar ya heroine set in.

Review of outrun the moon by stacey lee posted on 04122017 by rhapsodyinbooks in this heartwarming historical fiction novel for young adults set in 1906 san francisco, we meet mercy wong, a young woman of 15 who dreams of making something of her life in spite of the many prejudices against, and obstacles to, chinese at that time. The historical setting is richly rendered and the teenaged heroine is an absolute delight. Outrun the moon creates a great sense of place, including plenty of sensory detail which conjures up a strong image of its various settings. Smart, spirted mercy wong, 15, negotiates her way into a prestigious, whites only girls school for the educational advantage shes sure it will provide. Fifteenyearold mercy wong lives with her parents and her sixyearold brother in destitute san francisco chinatown, where she hopes for a. Outrun the moon is about a free spirited 15yearold girl named wong meisi, also know as mercy, who wants to get a better education for herself. After all, the characters and the plot seemed familiar. Outrun the moon is the story of mercy wong, a 15yearold. Outrun the moon moon journal moon notebook, moon diary team moon. Because of the laws in america at the time, chinese children can only attend school until the 8th grade.

Mercy wong, a chineseamerican teen living with her family in chinatown, uses a combination of cunning and bribery to gain admittance to the best girls school in the city a school thats never had a student who wasnt privileged and white. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. When amy liptrot returns to orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. We can see it differently by climbing a mountain, but we cannot outrun it. In outrun the moon, 15yearold mercy wong is determined to get the best education available to girls in 1906 san francisco a seemingly impossible dream when you live in chinatown and are the daughter of a impoverished laundry owner and a fortune teller. Outrun the moon by stacey lee mercy wong has a dream. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. I won a copy of outrun the moon on gr giveaways and while i feel super lucky, it did not impact my opinion of the book. Outrun the moon and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Born in southern california, she graduated from ucla and then got her law degree at uc davis king hall. Winner of the pen center usa literary award for young adultwinner of the asianpacific american award for literature san francisco, 1906. A seventeen year old chinese girl living in san franciscos chinatown at the turn of the 20th century, shes desperate to gain more learning and prestige and find a way to save herself and her little brother from spending the rest of their lives working for her fathers laundry business. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her.

Outrun the moon book charlotte mecklenburg library. Its historical fiction, set during an infamous natural disaster and has a great cover. I like to see this in books for this age group mercy is a strong character who takes steps to control her own destiny, and she might like a boy, but shes making her. Outrun the moon by stacey lee was a book that only took me two days to read. Like his fellow lunarnauts otherwise known as moonies living on moon base alpha, twelveyearold dashiell gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. We loved outrun the moon so much that we took it on an adventure to visit all of the landmarks referenced in the book. Fifteenyearold mercy wong is determined to break from the poverty of chinatown, and an education at st. It hit me like a ton of bricks that i wasnt expecting. As an added bonus, its has an asianamerican heroine and author and, with me trying to be more diverse in my reading choices, seemed like the perfect book for me to read. Mercys story belongs to her all the way through, without an emphasis on this relationship.

Outrun the moon is incredibly quotable, but also, its just really great at setting the scene and creating the atmospheric sense of place a book like this really needs. She is the critically acclaimed author of the novels under a painted sky and outrun the moon, the winner of the pen center usa literary award for young adult fiction. Her father spends long hours working in his laundry and expects his children to work hard for the family, too. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. The beloved character, made famous by anna dewdneys bestselling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on. Interview with stacey lee, author of outrun the moon the. Like lees first novel, under a painted sky, outrun the moon is most notable for the attention given the relationships between the diverse girls. The two girls are never precisely friends, but the evolution of their relationship over the course of the novel is a pleasure to watch.

Smart, spirted mercy wong, 15, negotiates her way into a prestigious, whites only. How have i actually not read outrun the moon or any stacey lee book before. However, i have edited aentees gorgeous banner so you can still have a pretty graphic on top. This summers first mustread is stacey lees latest ya historical fiction, outrun the moon. From the author of the critically acclaimed under a painted sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read outrun the moon. It is easy to feel like you are right there with mercy in san franciscos chinatown or in the citys streets after the earthquake. I hoped she would accomplish the same excellent work that she did with under a painted sky with her new book, outrun the moon. Outrun the moon by stacey lee utopia state of mind. Outrun the moon by stacey lee girl waits with book.

Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in k2 classrooms. Ive never felt more like i was standing right there next to the main character like i did while reading this novel. Outrun the moon by stacey lee summary mercy lives in san franciscos chinatown with her family. Outrun the moon hardcover changing hands bookstore. Soon the story is tumbling out of her, in spare, assured prose. First up, in celebration of the paperback book birthday of outrun the moon, i present. Clares is off limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, mercy gains. Fifteenyearold mercy wong is determined to break from poverty in chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery.

Mercy consults a businesswomans book to help her navigate the white ghost language, social structure, and business in a fair. Death of an animal, racism, hate crimes, death of children for the book about a natural disaster category of the book riot reading challenge i read outrun the moon by stacey lee. Mercy dreams of something bigger and with the aid of a texan ladys business guidebook, shes going to stop. Review of outrun the moon by stacey lee rhapsody in. Outrun the moon by stacey lee goodreads share book. And those moments of overlap are like when the moon and the sun share the same sky. First off, let me say that im not usually a crier when it comes to books, but stacey lees outrun the moon made me cry a few times.

Read outrun the moon by stacey lee available from rakuten kobo. Its a harrowing, yet hopeful tale of strength, courage and love in the aftermath of san fransiscos biggest natural disaster, the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires. Full of beautiful turns of phrase, lessons in chinese customs and superstitions, and a refreshing protagonist representing intersectional diversity, this is a mustread for followers of historical fiction. Like it find this book add to reading list please note that the lexile measures for a small population of books have been recently updated. Fifteenyearold mercy wong is determined to break from the poverty in chinatown, and an education at st. Outrun the moon from the author of the critically acclaimed under a painted sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses.

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