Inspired by a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Yep's historical novel portrays the Chinese community as it integrated into a hostile, new America. "A triumph."NY Times
Common Core Alignment:
RL.7.9. Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
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