The Dragon 's Child: A Story of Angel Island

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The Dragon 's Child: A Story of Angel Island

by Laurence Yep, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep

First Release:

July 2008

ISBN: 9780060276935

After a long, cramped voyage across the Pacific, ten-year-old Gim Lew must pass a grueling oral test if he is to join his father in America. It will require learning every detail of his native Chinese village (including the number and location of his neighbors' windows) and, harder still, speaking without a stammer. "If my memory didn't fail me, I knew my tongue would. And then we'd lose . . . everything." Based on interviews with Laurence Yep's father and research on his family's immigration history. Author's note. Further reading. Bibliography. Black-and-white photographs.

  • ISBN: 9780060276935
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Harpercollins
    Page Count: 144
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Authors: Laurence Yep, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.4, Points: 4
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 3.7, Points: 8
    Lexile: Level: 640L
    Genre: Fictionalized biography.
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