Son of South Mountain & Dust offers a rare view inside the head of a Second Generation Chinese boy exploring early ham radio; discovering cars, planes, and trains; and coming to appreciate the weather-beaten Chinese laborers who worked on his father’s farm. Excited by the idea of a children’s edition, Dr. Wing added details and stories designed to inspire and encourage young people to reach, dream, and never give up. Illustrated with the engaging pencil sketches of Duncan Chin, who was himself a rascally little boy.
[blockquote q="This charming, endearing account of a Chinese boy embracing America stirs the soul and fires the spirit. Here is courage and humor, challenge and invention, the emigrant dream achieved, and a life lived fully and joyously. A superb family memoir" author="JoAnn Levy, Author" source="Daughter of Joy"]
[blockquote q="This story vividly chronicles the ingenious mind and adventure-filled life of Thomas W. Wing. His book is important for anyone who wants information on the Chinese who helped shape California and our nation. It provides an intriguing picture of a long neglected part of American history. This inside Chinese view of the last hundred years is not available in history books. " author="Lori White, Head of English Dept." source="Lower Lake High School"]