Shadow of the Dragon by Sherry Garland

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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 Danny’s 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 girlfriend’s brother belongs to. “Excellent characterizations and a complex, believable plot are blended into a moving story of the immigrant experience.”--Booklist
 

About Sherry Garland

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Sherry Garland has written thirty books and won more than forty awards, including an ALA Notable and a Reading Rainbow book selection. She enjoys writing about history and created her Voices Series to bring a personal note to pivotal moments in America's past. The series includes Voices of the Dust Bowl, Voices of Gettysburg, and Voices of the Alamo. Her other titles include Best Horse on the Force, The Buffalo Soldier, and Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam, available from Pelican. Garland is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in central Texas. Layne Johnson considers illustrating children's books an adventure and has completed more than twenty titles, including Pelican's The Declaration of Independence from A to Z. Johnson visited many of the sites in Oahu to make this story come to life. His vibrant paintings give depth to the story and invite the reader to enter into the writer's world. Johnson has earned several honors, including the Western Heritage Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, and is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. A native Texan, Johnson makes his home in Houston.
 
Published October 31, 1993 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 323 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A pessimistic YA novel, full of conflict: interethnic (Vietnamese immigrants vs.

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Danny Vo, the teenage son of Vietnamese immigrants, has conflicting goals: on one hand he wants to date golden-haired Tiffany Marie and be just like the rest of his classmates in Texas, and on the other hand he wants to show respect for his tradition-bound grandmother, who rules the family with a...

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Danny Vo, the teenage son of Vietnamese immigrants, has conflicting goals: on one hand he wants to date golden-haired Tiffany Marie and be just like the rest of his classmates in Texas, and on the oth

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