by Milly Lee & Yangsook Choi
Based on a true story, 12-year-old Sun studies hard to be able to answer questions correctly to prove he's his father's son and get into America. Upon arrival he is detained for a month due to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
In a starred review, Booklist said the book was "poignant...[with] beautiful, full- page oil paintings...packed with feeling."
Interest Level: Gr. 3-5 DRA Level: 40 Lexile Measure: 790L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.4 Guided Reading: R
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