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The Amah

by Laurence Yep

Twelve-year-old Amy finds her family responsibilities growing and interfering with her ballet practice when her mother takes a job outside the home.

American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices

by Laurence Yep

A collection of writings by 25 Asian-Americans.

Angelfish

by Laurence Yep

Robin, a young ballet dancer who is half Chinese and half white, works in a fish store for Mr. Tsow, a brusque Chinese who accuses her of being a half person and who harbors a bitter secret.

Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne Laurence Yep

In this classic adventure story, a wealthy gentleman, Phileas Fogg, makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg and his servant set off immediately, determined to win this race against time. Little do they know they aren't making the journey alone.... Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent.

Bravo, Mia!

by Laurence Yep Tamara England Robert Papp

Mia St. Clair can't wait for Regionals. Or can she? Mia has been training all year to master the moves she needs to compete at the Regional Figure Skating Competition. It's her first time competing at that level, and Mia is eager for and worried about Regionals all at the same time. Is she a good enough skater? Does she have what it takes to survive in the world of competitive figure skating--and still be a good sport? When a family crisis threatens Mia's chances of going to Regionals, Mia is heartbroken. But she knows that being a good sport means accepting challenges--even big losses--with determination and grace.

Child of the Owl

by Laurence Yep

A young girl is sent to live with her grandmother in Chinatown and finds her Chinese heritage for the first time.

The Cook's Family

by Laurence Yep

12-year-old Robin Lee goes to her grandmother's house in Chinatown where they befriend a lonely cook. In Robin's new make-believe family, she discovers a sense of her Chinese heritage. The thing is, once Robin starts pretending, she doesn't want to stop.

Dragon of the Lost Sea

by Laurence Yep

Inspired from Chinese Mythology, the book is first of a series, wherein an exiled dragon princess Shimmer befriends an orphan boy to find the enemy, Civet a river spirit, and reclaim her homeland.

The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale

by Laurence Yep Kam Mak

When a poor farmer falls into the clutches of a dragon, only Seven, his youngest daughter, will save him by marrying the beast. Publishers Weekly praised "Yep's elegant, carefully crafted storytelling" and Mak's "skillfully and radiantly rendered illustrations" in this captivating and luminous Chinese variation of the beauty and the beast tale. A 1998 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) A 1997 Pick of the Lists (ABA)

The Dragon's Child: A Story of Angel Island

by Laurence Yep Kathleen S. Yep

Two-time Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's poignant novel of one Chinese boy's journey to Angel Island, the Ellis Island of the West Coast, is based on actual conversations between Yep and his father.

Dragon's Gate

by Laurence Yep

When he accidentally kills a Manchu, a Chinese boy is sent to America to join his father working to build a tunnel for a railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Dragonwings

by Laurence Yep

In this Newbery Honor Book, Moon Shadow is eight years old when he sails from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco and makes his living doing laundry. Father and son have never met. But Moon Shadow grows to love and respect his father and to believe in his wonderful dream. And Windrider, with Moon Shadow's help, is willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, the separation from his wife and country, even the great earthquake, to make his dream come true. Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Laurence Yep's historical novel beautifully portrays the rich traditions of the Chinese community as it made its way in a hostile new world.

Dream Soul

by Laurence Yep

In 1927, as Christmas approaches, fifteen-year-old Joan Lee hopes to get her parents' permission to celebrate the holiday, one of the problems belonging to the only Chinese American family in her small West Virginia community.

Hiroshima

by Laurence Yep

On the morning of August 6, 1945, an American bomber, the Enola Gay, roars down the runway of the Pacific island, Tinian. Its target is Hiroshima, Japan. Its cargo is an atom bomb.

The Imp That Ate My Homework

by Laurence Yep

Showdown in Chinatown! Jim wants to be a normal American kid. The only problem: His grandfather is the meanest, ugliest man in Chinatown. Grandpop has no patience for his "native born, no brains" grandson, and Jim is not all that interested in hearing about old Chinese customs and superstitions. But then a nasty green imp shows up, determined to settle an ancient family feud. The imp is making Jim's life miserable, and Grandpop seems to be the only one who can help. Could Grandpop really be the reincarnation of an ancient Chinese warrior-- the world's only hope against one mean green imp?

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner (My Name Is America Series)

by Laurence Yep

1881. A small village in China. A new emperor. The old problems such as hunger. Uncle Precious Stone declares that he is going to The Golden Mountain. After some time for preparation, he goes. A few months later, Mama and Papa receive a request to send older brother. But they send Runt! He is the younger, smaller, more intellectual brother. This is an exciting adventure! Although the journal is fiction, the events it portrays are based on history (American and Chinese) and culture. A fine book for a book report!

Lady of Ch'iao Kuo, Warrior of the South (The Royal Diaries)

by Laurence Yep

In 531 A.D., a fifteen-year-old princess of the Shine tribe in southern China keeps a diary which describes her role as liaison between her own people and the local Chinese colonists, in times of both peace and war.

Liar, Liar

by Laurence Yep

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD MARSH WEISS IS famous for being the biggest practical joker in the county, a wise guy with more than a few enemies. So when Marsh is killed in a late-night car crash, his best friend, Sean Pierce, wonders: Was it an accident? True, Marsh's battered old heap had a history of brake trouble. Yet Sean can't help thinking that one of Marsh's vengeful victims might be responsible, and he's haunted by the memory of Russ, the man with the radar eyes. . . . But when Sean sets out to prove his suspicions, he finds his family, friends, and even the police refuse to believe him. Only Marsh's sister, Nora, seems to understand, but soon she too doubts him when Sean's credibility is destroyed by something in his past. Sean is determined to continue the investigation on his own, until, in a shattering climax, he finds he has no choice. Sean must prove that he's found Marsh's killer, or he will be the next victim!

The Lost Garden

by Laurence Yep

Young Laurence didn't really where he fit in. He thought of himself as American, especially since he didn't speak Chinese and couldn't understand his grandmother, who lived in Chinatown. But others saw him as different in the conformist American of the 1950s. In this engaging memoir, the two-time Newbery Honor author tells how writing helped him start to solve the puzzle.

The Magic Paintbrush

by Laurence Yep

A magic paintbrush transports Steve and his elderly caretakers from their drab apartment in Chinatown to a world of adventures.

Mia

by Laurence Yep Tamara England Robert Papp

Mia St. Clair is a ten-year-old girl living in upstate New York. She has grown up playing ice hockey wit her three older brothers on the pond behind their house. Mia's got the skills and the scrappiness it takes to be a star hockey player, but she's tired of skating in her brothers' shadows and has decided to follow her heart and pursue figure skating instead. Does she have what it takes to grow and compete as a figure skaters? When a new coach arrives, Mia finds herself gently pushed by the coach at the same time that she's pulled by her brothers. Can she stay true to her heart and follow her own path? Can she hold her own in a world of competitive skating?

The Rainbow People

by Laurence Yep

A collection of twenty Chinese folktales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old-timers newly settled in the United States.

Ribbons

by Laurence Yep

Robin, a promising young ballet student, cannot afford to continue lessons when her Chinese grandmother emigrates from Hong Kong, creating jealousy and conflict among the entire family.

The Serpent's Children (Golden Mountain Chronicles : 1849)

by Laurence Yep

In nineteenth-century China, a young girl struggles to protect her family from the threat of bandits, famine, and an ideological conflict between her father and brother.

Shadow Lord (Star Trek)

by Laurence Yep

Angira is a primitive, violent planet -- and young Prince Vikram returns from Earth filled with new ideas. When Sulu and Spock accompany Vikram home, they walk into a bloodbath: reactionary forces, afraid of any modernization, have seized Vikram's rightful throne. Suddenly the men from the Enterprise are on an underground journey with a Prince who is coming of age. The future of Angira is at stake, and each man's survival depends on his skill -- and daring -- with a sword!

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