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Dragonwings

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Fighting Stereotypes and other themes related to Dragonwings:


Fiction
Betancourt, Jeanne. More Then Meets the Eye. New York: Bantam, 1990. Ben Lee, a Chinese-American teenager living in Vermont, is bullied and stereotyped at school. His lab partner, Liz Gaynor, sees through the stereotypes. (average)

Chin, Frank. Donald Duk. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1991. Twelve-year-old Donald Duk confronts the Chinese-American past during a Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco. (challenge)

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. New York: Harper & Row, 1947. The classic coming-of-age story of an Irish-American girl and life among immigrants in New York in the first part of the 20th century. (challenge)


Nonfiction
Hong, Maria, ed. Growing Up Asian American: An Anthology. New York: W. Morrow, 1993. Asian-American writers tell the stories of their childhoods.

Say, Allen. Grandfather's Journey. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1993. A man retraces his grandfather's journey to America and relates the feelings of being torn between two different cultures. (average)

Thomas, Gordon, and Witts, Max Morgan. The San Francisco Earthquake. New York: Stein & Day, 1971. A dramatic account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (average)