Gold Mountain

Working on the Transcontinental Railroad promises a fortune—for those who survive. Growing up in 1860s China, Tam Ling Fan has lived a life of comfort. Her father is wealthy enough to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2022


“An exceptionally told story that will satisfy readers of history, mystery, and adventure while providing food for thought.”—starred, Booklist View →


“Gold Mountain is the historical tale of a courageous daughter whose determination helps to change the face of America, as well as her Chinese family’s fortunes.”—Foreword Reviews View →


“A thought-provoking adventure that adds more nuance and complexity to the history of the building of the transcontinental railroad.”—School Library Journal View →


“An adventure-filled glimpse into history through the eyes of a determined daughter.”—Kirkus Reviews View →


“Ling Fan felt like my indomitable best friend—I was rooting for her as she faced impossible stakes and truly terrifying villainy. I loved this book!”—Karen Bao, author of The Dove Chronicles series View →


“A story of strength, courage, and resilience that not only brings the past to vivid, complex life, but has much to say about the present…thrilling, engrossing, and moving. I couldn’t put it down.” —Kate Racculia, author of Bellweather… View →