In these excerpts from Earth Passages: Journeys Through Childhood, a memoir and book of color nature photography, the author relates the story of a girl born and raised in a family of eight in the inner city ghetto of San Francisco's Chinatown where her mother worked six days a week, twelve hours a day in a garment sweatshop. In the girl's rare escapes into the woods she discovers a magical world so unlike the ghetto in which she lives.
Lora Jo Foo,
Earth Passages: Journeys Through Childhood,
20 Hastings Women's L. R. 73
Available at: http://repository.uchastings.edu/hwlj/vol20/iss1/4