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Family Photographs

Family photographs cover.
Book cover.

by Alison Wong 

In this prose poem, the poet reflects on two old photographs that show her father at different ages. In one, her father was four years old and was living in New Zealand with his family. By the time of the second photo, the family had gone back to China and there are two more children. Both photos show his siblings, and the clothes they wear reflect the styles of the two very different countries.

Series: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: ancestry, Chinese, estrangement, family, history, immigration, New Zealand history, poetry, poll tax

In: School Journal Level 4 October 2015

Publication date: October 2015

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