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Good Luck Gold

Good Luck Gold by Janet S. Wong
Janet S. Wong
Release Date:Oct-03-2007

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  TKono
"Good Luck Gold" by Janet S. Wong is a collection of short poems. It is very short and not even fifty pages. This is a quick read that is more for leisure and perspective than a long rainy day. The poems revolve around the author's Asian heritage, particularly being Korean. They discuss some aspects of culture, such as food, jewelry, family, chores, and gender roles. There is also prejudice, fear, sorrow, and some seeds of hate intertwined in the poems.

Some poems are curtly to the point, some are mildly amusing, and some are deeply profound. Children reading this book will learn about how Asians feel when segregated. Based on some of the context of this book, it seems as if the setting for the girl in the poems is near the time of Pearl Harbor. However, readers can still understand that segregation goes on today and that it hurts. There are more serious topics in this book that are subtle but still evident and not for very young readers.

Topics such as death, intense segregation, and stereotypes make this book not suitable for very young children.

Reviewer Age:18

Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA

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