The Dragon Child
, a Story of Angel Island
by Laurence Yep
The Dragon's Child is a touching portrait of a father and son and their unforgettable journey from China to the land of the Golden Mountain. It is based on actual conversations between two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yet and his father and on research on his family's immigration history by his niece, Dr. Kathleen S. Yep.
Angel Island is located in the San Francisco Bay and was the Port of Entry for all Immigrants coming into California. The
Angel Island detention center is often referred to as the Ellis Island of the West, and from 1910 to 1940 most of the 175,000 Chinese immigrants to the United States went there first. During that 30 year period of immigration through Angel Island, Chinese could be kept there as long as two years before a decision was made on their status.
For ages 5-8, English, Softcover.