Warming Demon

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In a world devastated by massive climate change, the Chinese government holds the key to terraforming distant planets. Humankind envies those chosen for the voyage. But for Senya, a part Chinese, part Caucasian six-year-old from Hong Kong, life in the cramped, interstellar society is lonely and miserable. She struggles to understand her mixed race and to find a place in her new home. More
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Words: 4,950
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465965585
About Camille Picott

Camille Picott is a fifth-generation Chinese American with a rich family history that inspires her writing. She has been writing fiction since the age of twelve. Her self-published illustrated novella, "Raggedy Chan," was named Best Juvenile Fantasy of 2010 by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.

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Review by: Cathy Keaton on Dec. 24, 2011 :
This is a sci-fi short story about a little Chinese girl who has only 1/4 Caucasian DNA, yet she is discriminated against for not being all Chinese. In this tale, Earth is dying, and a new planet has been discovered for some humans, but not white ones. White people are not allowed to go and populate the new planet, and must stay and die on Earth. But, Senya wants to stay and fight the Warming Demon, that which is killing the earth, but is not allowed, and she goes to great measures to seem white in order to get kicked off the ship traveling to the new planet.

It's a very interesting twist on the usual discrimination found in the U.S., although I'm sure it's common in other parts of the world where white people are in the minority. American kids dealing with bi-racial issues would enjoy reading this.
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