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The Case of the Goblin Pearls

release date: Jan 23, 1998
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The Case of the Goblin Pearls
Lily and her aunt, a Chinese American movie actress, join forces to solve the theft of some priceless pearls and stop the operator of a sweatshop in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Dream Soul

release date: Oct 01, 2002
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Dream Soul
Will the Lees celebrate Christmas? Everyone else in their small town in West Virginia is getting ready for Christmas, but Joan's parents won't let her and her siblings celebrate: Christmas is not Chinese. Then their father finally promises they can go to a neighbor's Christmas party, but only if none of them misbehaves at all in the weeks before the holiday. If only he was as generous as Joan's friend Victoria's father! Continuing the story of the Lees begun in The Star Fisher, Dream Soul is a touching story of love, loyalty, and the importance of family.

Sweetwater

release date: Dec 23, 2003
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Sweetwater
The human community of a half-submerged city on the planet of Harmony struggles to conquer the giant Seadragon plaguing them, in the author's first novel first published in 1973.

Child of the Owl

release date: Oct 30, 1990
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Child of the Owl
Twelve-year-old Casey is waiting for the day that Barney, her father, hits it big -- 'cause when that horse comes in, he tells her, it's the penthouse suite. But then hr ends up in the hospital, and Casey is sent to Chinatown to live with her grandmother, Paw-Paw. Now the waiting seems longer than ever. Casey feels lost in Chinatown. She's not prepared for the Chinese school, the noisy crowds, missing her father. But Paw-Paw tells her about the mother Casey never knew, and about her family's owl charm and her true Chinese name. And Casey at last begins to understand that this -- Paw-Paw's Chinatown home, her parents' home -- is her home,too.

Dragon Road

release date: Sep 16, 2008
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Dragon Road
Best friends Cal and Barney are down and out in Chinatown. In the America of 1939, they are trapped by invisible barriers created by racial prejudice. With no jobs and no real homes, it's only their wizardry with a basketball that's let them survive this long. That same skill suddenly flings a door open to fame and fortune when a professional basketball team, the Dragons, invites them to join the team. Soon they're barnstorming across America and taking on all comers—from local amateurs to other professional teams like the Harlem Globetrotters. On that long, difficult road, they must battle rowdy teams and their even rougher fans on makeshift courts. Cal, aka Flash, and the team must also overcome terrible weather, crumbling highways, and their own disintegrating car. As the tour starts to fall apart, the tension between Cal and the team's jealous captain comes to a head. Suddenly Cal must choose between loyalty to his teammates and the pursuit of his own celebrity. Inspired by the pioneering professional Chinese American basketball team the Hong Wah Kues, Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep re-creates a colorful era of barnstorming basketball and leads readers through the heartache and glory of the dragon road.

Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852

release date: Nov 26, 2013
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Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852
Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging! In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the dangerous trip to America to live with his uncle, exchanging the famine and war of his native country for brutal bullies and grueling labor in America, Wong joins his uncle and countless others in the effort to strike it rich on the great "Golden Mountain." Unfortunately, he, and most of the rest of the dreamers, soon discover that there's no such thing as a Golden Mountain, only dirt, mud, and occasionally tiny flecks of gold dust--flecks that are to be turned over to the owners of the mines, in return for barely livable wages. However, someone as clever and resourceful as Wong will have to find other ingenious ways of making money if they're going to make it in America. But can they overcome the bitter, racist white Americans to find success?

Dragonwings

release date: Jan 01, 1993
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Dragonwings
In the early twentieth century, a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him realize his dream of making a flying machine.

The Star Fisher

release date: Jan 01, 1992
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The Star Fisher
Fifteen-year-old Joan Lee and her family find the adjustment hard when they move from Ohio to West Virginia in the 1920s.

The Serpent's Children

release date: Aug 16, 1996
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The Serpent's Children
When villagers call Cassia and her brother, Foxfire, "the serpent's children," they mean it as an insult. But to Cassia it is an honor, for legend says that once a serpent sets her mind on something, she never gives up. And in a time when famine, drought, and violence mark her family's life, Cassia has nothing less than survival to fight for. Their father is a revolutionary, determined to free China from invaders. Foxfire, certain he'll find a mountain of gold, flees to a faraway land. Cassia will need all of her strength and wisdom to keep her family together, and to prove that she is truly the serpent's child.

The Traitor

release date: Aug 11, 2008
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The Traitor
In 1885, a lonely illegitimate American boy and a lonely Chinese American boy develop an unlikely friendship in the midst of prejudices and racial tension in their coal mining town of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
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