Dragon road

By Yep, Laurence

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In 1939, unable to find regular jobs because of the Great Depression, long-time friends Cal Chin and Barney Young tour the country as members of a Chinese American basketball team.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Gr 5-Up As a person of Chinese ancestry who dares to venture beyond the confines of his own ethnic enclave, Calvin "Flash" Chin, a recent high-school graduate, finds the America of 1939 to be a dangerous place. Persuaded by a couple of fast-talking recruiters to join a barnstorming basketball team composed entirely of Chinese Americans, he leaves the safety of San Francisco's Chinatown to travel with his teammates to small towns throughout the West, playing ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

In , Laurence Yep's knack for interesting detail creates a rich image of a historical period. The author describes 1939 Chinatown, San Francisco, as if he had been there: "The smell of fresh bread was heavy in the air. Johnny Kan must have baked some of his five-cent loaves at Fong and Fong's. The delicious scent mixed with the aroma of the fresh coffee roasting down at the Hills Brothers' factory on the Embarcadero." Yep also paints a fine picture of the American landscape as the boys travel through the Western...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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