The dragon's child: a story of Angel Island
Did you want to go to America?
Pop: Sure. I didn't have a choice. My father said I had to go. So I went.
Were you sad when you left your village?
Pop: Maybe a little . . . well, maybe a lot.
Ten-year-old Gim Lew Yep knows that he must leave his home in China and travel to America with the father who is a stranger to him. Gim Lew doesn't want to leave behind everything that he's ever known. But he is even more scared of disappointing his father. He uses his left hand, rather than the "correct" right hand; he stutters; and most of all, he worries about not passing the strict immigration test administered at Angel Island.
The Dragon's Child is a touching portrait of a father and son and their unforgettable journey from China to the land of the Golden Mountain. It is based on actual conversations between two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep and his father and on research on his family's immigration history by his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep.
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Juvenile fiction
China -- History -- 1912-1928 -- Juvenile fiction
Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Emigration and immigration
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction
Fathers and sons
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction
Stuttering -- Juvenile fiction
Level 4.4, 4 Points
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|Grouping Title||dragons child a story of angel island|
|Grouping Author||laurence yep|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-03-11 16:10:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2023-11-29 05:15:38AM|