Dragonwings

by Yep, Laurence, 1948-

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Young Adult Fiction YA F YEP
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F YEP
 
 
Summary

Newbery Honor Book Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep takes readers on an adventure-filled journey across the world.

Inspired by the story of a Chinese immigrant who created a flying machine in 1909, Dragonwings touches on the struggles and dreams of Chinese immigrants navigating opportunity and prejudice in San Francisco.

Moon Shadow only knows two things about his father, Windrider: he lives in San Francisco and used to craft beautiful kites.

One day shortly after his eighth birthday, Cousin Hand Clap arrives with a letter from Windrider asking Moon Shadow to join him in San Francisco. When Moon Rider arrives in America he learns that his father makes a living doing laundry and dreams of building a flying machine just like the Wright Brothers. But making this fantastical dream a reality proves to be no easy task, as intolerance, poverty, and even an earthquake stand in their way.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. In this sensitive immigration novel, Moon Shadow leaves his mother in China and sails to America in 1903 to join his father, who lives in San Francisco's Chinatown, works in a laundry, and dares to dream of flying a biplane."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Yep, Laurence, 1948- Golden mountain chronicles ; 1903.
Subjects Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :HarperTrophy,1995
Language English
Notes "Trophy Newbery"--Cover.
Publication date from p. [4] of cover.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1976
Description 317 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0064400859
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