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

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