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Shadow of the Dragonby Sherry Garland
Synopses & Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Danny Vo is caught between two cultures-the American world of his Houston high school and his Vietnamese home life. Life gets even more complicated when Dannys cousin Sang Le comes to live with them after spending years in a reeducation camp in Vietnam. Failing school and unable to get a job, Sang Le joins a Vietnamese gang. Danny must also contend with another dangerous gang-the white supremacist skinheads that his new girlfriends brother belongs to. “Excellent characterizations and a complex, believable plot are blended into a moving story of the immigrant experience.”--Booklist
Danny Vo is torn between his American high school life and his Vietnamese home life when his cousin Sang Le joins a gang
Sixteen-year-old Danny Vo is enmeshed in two worlds—his Houston high school and his Vietnamese home life. Hes finally caught the eye of beautiful blond Tiffany Marie, only to find out that her brother is a white supremacist. And his life gets even more complicated when his cousin Sang Le comes to live with Dannys family after spending years in a reeducation camp in Vietnam. Failing school and unable to get a job, Sang Le joins a Vietnamese gang—and Danny is determined to help his cousin escape before its too late.
High school sophomore Danny Vo tries to resolve the conflict between the values of his Vietnamese refugee family and his new American way of life.
About the Author
SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio and The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas.
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