The Iron Dragon

The Iron Dragon

The Courageous Story of Lee Chin

Book - 2011
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In the mid-nineteenth century, teenager Lee Chin and his father leave China for California to work on the transcontinental railroad, where Lee defies his father's wishes and saves money to free his younger sister from slavery in China, then brings her to join him in beginning a new life in America. Includes historical note about the Chinese who helped build the transcontinental railroad.
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2011
ISBN: 9781598452150
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm


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Apr 16, 2014

Good story about the transcontinental railroad from the point of view of a young Chinese migrant to the US. Interesting and fairly exciting for my 7-year-old. Most of it was fine for this age, but do be careful - the main character's younger sister in China is sold into servitude and the potential for her to become a concubine is mentioned once (no details or explanation of what that means given though).


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Apr 16, 2014

alehto thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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