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Louie, Ai-Ling, and Ed Young. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. New York: Philomel, 1982. Print.
This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.
Ai-Ling Louie was born in New York City in 1949 and was raised in the suburbs while attending public shool. Her mother was the first Chinese-American teacher hired by the New York Public Schools. Her father was hired by a tap and tool company on Long Island as a machinist and first the company's first non-white employee. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and received her graduate degree from Wheelock College. She became an elementary school teacher and children's librarian. Louie noticed there weren't many children's biographies about Asian Americans. The tale of Yeh-Shen had been told in her family for three generations when, to her surprise, a research trail led Ms. Louie to the Cinderella of her grandmother's story as recorded in an ancient Chinese manuscript, which is reproduced in this book.
ALA Notable Book, IRA-CBC Children's Choice Book, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Grades 4-5, ages 9-10, Chinese folklore