5 in WIDE
(12.70 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mrs. Bette Chinn Dare and Mrs. Peggy Chinn Takahashi.

Paper bound book used by sisters Bette and Peggy Chinn when they were students at the Chinese School in Oakland. The school was located at 9th and Harrison in the first free public Chinese Community Center, which was sponsored by Joe Shoong Foundation. Students attended class from 4:00 - 6:00 pm when they were young, and from 6:00 - 8:00 pm when they were high school students. Some of the pieces in this collection were also used by Bette's and Peggy's mother, Mary Lew Chinn, and their uncles Peter and Roy Lew. This book has two colored illustrations. The first shows a small town with a mailman near a red brick building; a vendor selling vegetables is down the street while some one else appears to be washing vegetables (maybe feeding ducks) in water. The second illustration shows a building under construction using bricks, while some workmen are cutting stone. Black and white illustrations include classroom scenes.

Chinese text titled `New Edition General Knowledge Reader' (volume 2) for grade school students covering subjects associated with school, daily living, how to prepare food, how to clean, how to measure and how to tell the seasons. (E. Lee May 2005).

Used: Bette Chinn | Peggy Chinn | Chinatown neighborhood | Chinese School | Chinese language

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