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.
The Dragon 's Child: A Story of Angel IslandBook Verdict
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.