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~Download Kindle ♟ Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story ⚖ Born in , Anna May Wong spent her childhood working in her family s laundry in Los Angeles s Chinatown Whenever she could afford it, Anna May slipped off to the movies, escaping to a world of adventure, glamour, and excitement After seeing a movie being filmed in her neighborhood, young Anna May was hooked She decided she would become a movie star Anna May struggled to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the s There were very few roles for Asian Americans, and many were demeaning and stereotypical Anna May made the most of each limited part She worked hard and always gave her best performance Finally, after years of unfulfilling roles, Anna May began crusading for meaningful roles for herself and other Asian American actorsAnna May Wong the first Chinese American movie star was a pioneer of the cinema Her spirited determination in the face of discrimination is an inspiration to all who must overcome obstacles so that their dreams may come true I d never heard of Anna May Wong before this, and now I m really glad I read this It s a really well done biography It brings up a couple of issues that are truly swept under the rug in most discussions of racism Beautiful illustrations really bring this whole book to life The thing is great, well worth the read. Audience Elementary age students Girls may relate better to this story about a strong female Anyone fascinated by Hollywood or films may enjoy this story.Appeal The story starts off with Anna May Wong as a young girl, just dreaming of being an actress She ends up achieving her dream against all odds, making this a very inspiring story The end of the story contains a short bio on her as well as real pictures.Carter G Woodson Book list Just discovered this book and it is amazing The story alone is wonderful It tells about a young Chinese American girl who grows up and becomes an actress in the 1920 s and all the discrimination and inequality that she faced and what she learned from it The illustrations are also incredible Though it is a picture book, I would recommend itfor 2nd to 4th grade. Very informative Excellent illustrations Readable Very well written for young readers. This is a book I won in a drawing on Goodreads It s a picture book biography about the first Chinese American movie star I thought it was a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations Also an eye opener for me about a part of American history I know very little about. An interesting biography of an actress defined and confined by her ethnicity. Grateful for the information in the back of the book for movies to see Illustrations were an added bonus, a nice job by all A young Chinese American girl dreams of being an actress at a time when neither her family nor the movie industry take her seriously Yet Anna May Wong makes her dreams come true, if not as the big star she had hoped to be, at least enough to support her family Young readers may be surprised to learn how deeply the prejudice ran against Asian Americans Examples she often had to play an anti Asian stereotype character, and other times, because a white actor in yellowface makeup could not k A young Chinese American girl dreams of being an actress at a time when neither her family nor the movie industry take her seriously Yet Anna May Wong makes her dreams come true, if not as the big star she had hoped to be, at least enough to support her family Young readers may be surprised to learn how deeply the prejudice ran against Asian Americans Examples she often had to play an anti Asian stereotype character, and other times, because a white actor in yellowface makeup could not kiss an Asian woman, Anna May lost roles of Chinese women because white actors were cast as the Chinese husband in the film The Author s Note explains how Wong only accepted positive roles in her later years, but was still criticized for her earlier work This makes me want to watch her movies.