The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong (Hardcover)

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A hysterically funny debut novel about discovering where you come from even if you have to lie to get there.
When Vee Crawford-Wong's history teacher assigns an essay on his family history, Vee knows he's in trouble. His parents Chinese-born dad and Texas-bred Mom are mysteriously and stubbornly close-lipped about his ancestors. So, he makes it all up and turns in the assignment. And then everything falls apart.
After a fistfight, getting cut from the basketball team, offending his best friend, and watching his grades plummet, one thing becomes abundantly clear to Vee: No one understands him If only he knew where he came from So Vee does what anyone in his situation would do: He forges a letter from his grandparents in China, asking his father to bring their grandson to visit. Astonishingly, Vee's father agrees. But in the land of his ancestors, Vee learns that the answers he seeks are closer to home then he could have ever imagined.

Praise For…

"While characters with mixed heritages are increasingly visible in teen literature, their experience in a rapidly shifting cultural landscape is seldom explored in depth. This first-rate debut does exactly that."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442412644
ISBN-10: 144241264X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2013
Pages: 357
Language: English