What Happened this Summer

  • Pages:178
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:Chinese Canadian teens, relationships, growing up, city life, linked stories
  • Available:09/01/2006
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
This new collection of short stories by Governor General's Award winning author Paul Yee confronts the secret lives of Chinese-Canadian teenagers as they battle with their parents over schooling, carreers, sexuality, religion and integration into North American culture. Once again Paul Yee offers a rare glimpse into the conflicted world of Chinese youth, some of whom are locally born, while others have recently immigrated from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
“These stories offer a varied, thought-provoking picture of a community Yee has long profiled.”
– Toronto Star
"Every teen of Chinese ancestry will identify with the characters and situations here. These stories will definitely serve the Asian-American (or Canadian) students in our high schools, and other students may come away with a better understanding of Asian-American students after reading this. Highly Recommended."
– Library Media Connection
“Yee's teens are not only credible; they will stick with readers just as Salinger's Glass family has.”
– Kliatt

“This collection of nine short stories addresses the experience of today's immigrant Chinese youth coming of age in Canada.”

– Booklist