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

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This "first-rate," hysterically funny debut novel "that belongs on every multicultural reading list" ("Kirkus Reviews") is one of "Kirkus"'s Best Books of 2013.
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 heritage. So, Vee makes up an essay about the grandfather he never knew.
The deception begins to spiral out of control when Vee and his best friend, Madison, forge a letter from his relatives in China, asking his father to bring Vee for a visit. Astonishingly, Vee's father agrees. But halfway around the world is a long way to go to find what Vee has been searching for the whole time--who he really is.

About the Author

L. Tam Holland was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and actually convinced someone once that every student there rode dolphins to school. After moving to Northern California and earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford, Holland went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. Along with teaching high school English and creative writing, Holland coaches water polo, avoids tofu, and enjoys writing limericks. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442412651
ISBN-10: 1442412658
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 8th, 2014
Pages: 357
Language: English