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MOTT STREET A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ava Chin

Biography & Memoir • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Listeners will be fascinated by professor and journalist Ava Chin's extensive examination of her Chinese American family's history. Chin inserts herself into the narrative, detailing her visits to archives throughout the U.S. and her ancestral home in China. In an impassioned and insistent tone, Chin investigates the prejudices and marginalization her relatives endured once they arrived in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Chin carefully depicts male relatives who worked building this nation's railroads, a white woman who married into her family and then lost her American citizenship, and her many maternal and paternal relations who coincidentally lived in the same Mott Street apartment building in New York City. This winning history, which is both personal and expansive, is expertly told and narrated. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593671184 $22.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593671191 $95.00

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