Book


Dragonwings


By Laurence Yep

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Newbery
Publisher: Harper Collins 1975

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Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Yep's historical novel portrays the rich tradtions of the chinese community making its way in a new world.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.