Lisa See, the guest author for the library’s Author gala this fall, is best known for her evocative fiction telling the stories of Chinese and Chinese-American families, but On Gold mountain describes the real-life stories of her Chinese and American ancestors. Brought like Africans to America to do hard labor, Chinese, like Africans, were denied the privileges of citizenship and treated to the worst of racism until well after WW2. Read how See portrays the struggles of her family to balance between maintaining traditional Chinese values and fit into a rapidly changing American society. You’ll never eat out Chinese take-out the same way again.