From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement


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$19.95  $18.55
Norton Young Readers
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.94 pounds

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About the Author

Paula Yoo is a prolific TV writer/producer, freelance violinist, and author of several books for children, including her award-winning debut YA nonfiction book, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


A vivid, heartbreaking account of one of the most important moments in Asian American history. I couldn't put it down.-- "Gene Luen Yang"
A tremendous feat of both research and writing--and a major contribution to our inspiring and infuriating American story.-- "Steve Sheinkin"
This clear and lucid account, based on in-depth research, superlatively conveys the context and significance of the events.... An accessible and compelling account of a tragedy that resonates through the decades.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Admirably objective.... Yoo discusses the resurgence of anti-Asian attitudes and rhetoric in connection to COVID-19, reinforcing the book's through line that Chin mustn't be forgotten.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Yoo skillfully retells the life story of Vincent Chin [and] reminds readers of Chin's legacy 'to fight back against hate.'-- "Horn Book Magazine (starred review)"
Suspenseful.... [A] resonant, painstakingly recreated historical account.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Readers will be riveted.... Highly recommended for readers interested in social justice nonfiction such as Chris Crowe's Getting Away with Murder and Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy.-- "School Library Journal (starred review)"
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021
A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2021
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2021
An NPR Best Book of 2021
A Horn Book Best Book of 2021
[An] extensive examination.... From a Whisper is arguably the most comprehensive overview of the gruesome events and the aftermath of trials, protests, convictions, reversals and civil suits.... Yoo is determined: "not knowing" is no longer an option.-- "Shelf Awareness"