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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.
Newbery Honor Book
ALA Notable Book
NY Times Outstanding Children's Book
Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies
IRA Children's Book Award
IRA/CBC Children's Choice
Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book
Jane Addams Honor Book