Crown Books for Young Readers Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School: Based on a True Story
Crown Books for Young Readers Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School: Based on a True Story

Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School: Based on a True Story

By Traci Huahn

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Publication Date: May 7, 2024

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Meet Mamie Tape, 8-year-old Chinese American changemaker who fought for the right to go to school in San Francisco in the 1880s. Follow Mamie's brave steps and discover the poignant history of her California Supreme Court case Tape v. Hurley.

Mamie’s mom always reminded her a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So when Mamie wanted to go to school, even though Chinese children weren’t allowed, she took her first step and showed up anyway. When she was turned away at the schoolhouse door, she and her parents took another step: they sued the San Francisco school board…and won! Their case Tape v. Hurley made its way up to the California Supreme Court, which ruled that children of Chinese heritage had the right to a free public school education. But even then, Mamie’s fight wasn’t over.

Mamie Tape Fights to go to School is the story of one young changemaker’s brave steps on the long journey to end school segregation in California. It began with a single step.

About the Author

Traci Huahn writes books for kids and especially loves stories rooted in Asian American culture, history, and identity. Mamie Tape Fights to go to School is her debut picture book. As a former attorney and the daughter of Chinese immigrants, she feels a deep connection to Mamie’s story and hopes it will inspire readers to become changemakers, even if it starts by taking just one small step. Traci lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two kids, and a pup who loves belly rubs and raw Brussels sprouts.

Author Residence: San Francisco, CA

Michelle Jing Chan is a Chinese American illustrator who grew up in Colorado and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. Ever since she could hold a pencil, she loved creating art and bringing the daydreams in her head to life. When she's not drawing, you can find her attempting TikTok recipes, curling up with a new book, or binge-watching spooky TV shows.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: May 7, 2024

ISBN: 9780593644027

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