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  • Goodreads Giveaway

    Penguin Press is giving away advanced reader copies of MOTT STREET to 15 lucky readers on Goodreads from now to 11/28/2022. Enter to win here. Those are odds that even my gambler grandfathers would have loved.

  • Eating Wildly

    Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal (S&S, 2014) reveals how foraging and the DIY-food movement helped Ava Chin to heal up from the disappointments of an estranged relationship with her father, and taught her important lessons in self-reliance. After the loss of a beloved family member, she immerses herself in urban […]

  • About AVA CHIN

    AVA CHIN, a 5th generation Chinese American New Yorker, is the author of the forthcoming creative nonfiction book MOTT STREET: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming (April 2023, Penguin Press), an intimate portrayal of the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act laws (1882-1943) on four generations of Chin’s family as they attempted […]

  • Mott Street

    From the winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Book Prize and a New York Public Library Cullman fellow, comes a sweeping narrative history of the Chinese Exclusion Act through an intimate portrayal of one family’s epic journey to lay down roots in America As the only child of a single mother in Queens, Ava Chin found […]

  • Press

    TV/RADIO/PODCASTS PBS’ Victory Garden “New York City” episode on urban foraging (minute 6:43), air date January 2015. Illinois Public Media’s WillAg’s Backyard Industry “Words on the Plate” (August 20, 2014) City University of New York Radio’s “Foraging for Food—and Love” podcast (July 8, 2014) Los Angeles Public Radio KCRW, “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman “Urban […]