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Dragon Road

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ISBN-10: 0060275200

ISBN-13: 9780060275204

Edition: N/A

Authors: Laurence Yep

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During the Great Depression, Chinese Americans are cast aside for white workers. Best friends Cal and Barney finally catch a break when they are recruited to play for the Dragons, a Chinese-American pro basketball team. When Cal is faced with a difficult choice, he discovers the importance of team.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Laurence Yep, born in 1948 in San Francisco, is a well-known writer of fiction for young adults. He has also written and edited several works for adults. Yep was educated at Marquette University and holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Yep is Chinese American. He grew up in a black neighborhood in San Francisco, attended school in Chinatown, and later attended a predominately white high school. Much of the subject matter for his work comes out of his experiences trying to establish his own identity as a child and teenager. He writes about the experience of the "outsider" or "alien" and perhaps that is why his first writing was science fiction. Sweetwater, his…