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Dragonwings

By Laurence Yep

In this Newbery Honor Book, Moon Shadow is eight years old when he sails from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco and makes his living doing laundry. Father and son have never met.

But Moon Shadow grows to love and respect his father and to believe in his wonderful dream. And Windrider, with Moon Shadow's help, is willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, the separation from his wife and country, even the great earthquake, to make his dream come true.

Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Laurence Yep's historical novel beautifully portrays the rich traditions of the Chinese community as it made its way in a hostile new world.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 6
  • Interest Level: 3-7
  • Guided Reading Level: W
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780064400855
  • ISBN 10: 0064400859
  • ISBN 13: 9780064400855
  • Pages: 336
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  • Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
  • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2,2a,2b,2d,7,8,9,9a,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6
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