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American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices

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ISBN13: 9780064406031
ISBN10: 0064406032
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Publisher Comments:

The dragon, a symbol of Asian art and mythology, appears in many guises and is always adaptable — a survivor par excellence. Asian Americans display this same supple strength as they move between their Asian culture and their American one.

In American Dragons, Laurence Yep brings together twenty-five talented writers, each with a different story about the Asian American experience:

- A Chinese American girl struggles to find her place in a suburban high school without denying her true intelligence.

- A young woman is torn when her romantic feelings clash with the expectations of her Vietnamese parents.

- A twenty-first-century teenager and his aging grandfather learn that it is possible to live in the future without losing touch with the past.

Synopsis:

*****This collection of poems, stories and one short play includes works by Tibetan Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Japanese Americans and Thai Americans--known and unknown, young and old--who write about growing up, fitting in, and relating to the "older" generation. A 1994 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Synopsis:

Two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep "breaks this collection of poems, stories and one short play into thematic sections—Identity, World War II, In the Shadow of Giants, The Wise Child, Love, and Guides.He includes work from the old and the young, the known (Maxine Hong Kingston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston) and the unknown. Tibetan Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, Japanese Americans, Thai Americans all speak about fitting in, growing up, and relating to previous generations. An East-meets-West collection that kids will enjoy."—C.

1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237).

About the Author

Laurence Yep has been fascinated with tales of sibling rivalry from the day he was born. His older brother, Tom, chose his name Laurence—after a saint who died a particularly gruesome death. Laurence has been trying to get even ever since. Laurence Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife and is one of children's literature's most respected authors. His award-winning titles include Newbery Honor Books Dragonwingsand Dragon's Gate.

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rainbow literature reader, March 30, 2010 (view all comments by rainbow literature reader)
Yep puts together a diverse collection of Asian American voices in this book. It is a great way to introduce students to the complex issues that Asian Americans face: longing for home, the contradictions of blending in with preserving heritage, the absurdity of stereotypes and a myriad of other socio-political issues raised in a context of literary exploration. An important collection, great for a wide age range.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064406031
Subtitle:
Twenty-five Asian American Voices
Author:
Mak, Kam
Author:
Stewart, Kiera
Author:
Yep, Laurence
Author:
by Laurence Yep and Kam Mak
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Literature -- Collections.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
9347
Publication Date:
19950907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.80 oz
Age Level:
from 12

Related Subjects

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Young Adult » Fiction » Anthologies

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Product details 256 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064406031 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , *****This collection of poems, stories and one short play includes works by Tibetan Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Japanese Americans and Thai Americans--known and unknown, young and old--who write about growing up, fitting in, and relating to the "older" generation. A 1994 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

"Synopsis" by , Two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep "breaks this collection of poems, stories and one short play into thematic sections—Identity, World War II, In the Shadow of Giants, The Wise Child, Love, and Guides.He includes work from the old and the young, the known (Maxine Hong Kingston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston) and the unknown. Tibetan Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, Japanese Americans, Thai Americans all speak about fitting in, growing up, and relating to previous generations. An East-meets-West collection that kids will enjoy."—C.

1994 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)

1994 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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