The Dragon's Child

The Dragon's Child

A Story of Angel Island

Book - 2008
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Ten-year-old Gim Lew leaves his village in China to accompany his father to America, but before they go he must prepare for a grueling test that he must pass--without stuttering--at California's Angel Island, where officials strive to keep out unwanted immigrants. Includes facts about immigration from China and the experiences of the author's family.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060276928
Call Number: YEP
Characteristics: ix, 133 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Historical fiction, Juvenile.
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Juvenile fiction.
Angel Island (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
China -- History -- 1912-1928 -- Juvenile fiction.
Stuttering -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Yep, Kathleen S.


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Aug 26, 2011

Based on stories his father told and Archive records Yep tells the story of his father’s journey from China to San Francisco in 1922. To ten year old Gim Lew Yep this means leaving his mother and older sister and the village and travelling to America with a man he barely knows.


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