by Milly Lee

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."

Reading Levels

Interest Level: Gr. 3-5                DRA Level:  40                   Lexile Measure: 790L
Grade Level Equiv: 4.4             Guided Reading: R

See Inside This Book

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  To see larger versions of these spreads, simply click on the images below.

To learn more about this book, click the link below.  Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. (This helps pay for site hosting costs, thus allowing us to keep everything free for site visitors!)