• Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan by Chun Yu Wang & Walt F.J. Goodridge, is being used as a suggested text for a Women’s Studies course at California State University in Fullerton, CA. This is the second such use we are aware of. The first was for a Denison University Women’s Studies program.
There may be other universities or educational programs using the book, since there’ve been other large quantity orders through our wholesaler, and through Amazon that may also have been for educational purposes, or perhaps book clubs. Thank you to all who are spreading the word about this book.
• Editions Bordas, a French textbook publisher, recently contacted us requesting the rights to publish an extract of Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan. (View on Amazon)
According to the request letter:
"We are currently preparing a school book entitled Missions 1re Lycee (code 732771), which will be published in paper form in April 2011 and designed for 16-17 years old pupils... ...this extract will be used for our school book by students who are studying the English language... We would be most grateful if you would grant us this permission for the period of exploitation of the textbook... Please note that the excerpt will be used for pedagogical purposes by teachers and students in the French education system."
The topic of the lesson is understanding the American Dreamm. Here is the single page featuring the excerpt:Click on image to enlarge it.