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Outrun the Moon

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Chinese American girl fights bias in compelling 1906 tale.

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This compelling story, set against the catastrophic 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its spirited stereotype-busting Chinese American heroine should prove irresistible to readers. While the terror and destruction of the earthquake provide a dramatic backdrop, the core of the story is the evolving friendship between Mercy and her classmates and how they learn to see both themselves and the people in the world around them beyond surface appearances.

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