Shadow of the Dragon

Shadow of the Dragon

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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.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780152735302
0152735305
0152735201
Branch Call Number: F GAR
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 18 cm.
Call Number: F GAR

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xMasterPiecex
Aug 07, 2014

This book was very sad in the end and it was very interesting overall.

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sdceng1
Aug 02, 2014

A very touching story , I've read it in school and it had never touched me until I've picked it up and read it once .

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tiki_tiki20
Oct 04, 2010

A really touching story. If you are Vietnamese you can find a lot of similarities in this book. Some of the stuff I read made me smile. It is touching and really well written. I recommend this book to everyone even if they're not Viet. Oh and this book would make a really good heritage project book. (It's not history fact based or anything.) Do not judge this book on it's cover!!!!!

The title really matches this book and the ending made me cry. PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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tiki_tiki20
Oct 04, 2010

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SO MUCH FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM...
Danny's cousin, Sang Le, is finally coming to America to live with Danny's family after spending most of his life in a reeducation camp in Vietnam. While Danny has always fit in with his American friends, Sang Le has a tough time adapting to his new life. He barely speaks English, is failing his classes, and can't get a job. So Danny is happy when Sang Le finally makes a friend in a fellow Vietnamese refugee. Things start looking up for Danny, too--he lands a date with the girls of his dream, Tiffany Marie.
Then he finds out that Sang Le's new friend is the leader of a violent Vietnamese gang, and that the rumors about Tiffany Marie's brother being a white supremacist are true. Danny watches helplessly as his cousin drops out of school and his own budding romance with Tiffany crumbles under her brother's racist glare. But he never could have imagined that Sang Le's life was at risk...

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Oct 04, 2010

"Exciting enough to read at one sitting."--VOYA

"Excellent characterizations and a complex, believable plot are blended into a moving story of the immigrant experience."--Booklist (starred)

"Thoroughly gripping."--Publishers Weekly (starred)

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