ERIC Number: ED418409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Amy Tan, Author of "The Joy Luck Club." (People to Know).
This book, aimed at the young reader, explores the life and career of the Chinese-American author, Amy Tan. It follows her childhood in Oakland, California, through her struggle to accept her Chinese heritage, through her education and marriage to a non-Chinese man, to her early work as a business writer, and finally to her great success as a writer of novels and other fiction such as children's books. The book includes chapter notes and provides a chronology of important events in Amy Tan's life, both personal and professional. It concludes with a list of books for further reading about Amy Tan. (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Chinese Americans, Cultural Context, Family Characteristics, Females, Fiction, Individual Development, Literature Appreciation, Professional Development, Secondary Education
Enslow Publishers, Inc., 44 Fadem Road, Box 699, Springfield, NJ 07081 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A