Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Laurence Yep Book: The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island

Citation: Yep, L. (2008). The dragon's child: A story of Angel Island. New York: HarperCollins.


1. What did you like or dislike about the book?
I liked the book because it showed the insecurities of the character; many readers could relate to this. I also liked the historical perspective of the book; furthermore, I enjoyed the family photos, the historical notes, and the bibliography included with the book.

2. What in your life may have influenced your reaction or response to this book?
I love history and I have never read any stories Chinese American experience in coming to America.

3. How would you compare this book to another book or books, or book or books by same author?

This book is similar to Li Keng Wong's Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold Mountain. Some examples of other books by this author include the following:

· Dragonwings
· Dragon’s Gate
· The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
· Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Warrior of South
· Hiroshima
· Dragon of the Lost Sea

4. What new thing (information or insight) did you learn about children's literature in reading this book?

This book was able to accurately portray the situations that people faced when coming to America. This book showed insight into a culture’s experience in coming to America that I have never read about before.

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