Monday, August 31, 2009

MC Spotlight #31: Shadow of the Dragon by Sherry Garland

YA Fresh MC Spotlight #31! 

And that ends the August YA Fresh Multicultural Spotlight!! *whew*
I hope you enjoyed the month long entries and enjoyed reading about these
 fantastic stories. Thanks, Everyone, and happy reading!

Shadow of the Dragon

Sixteen-year-old Danny Vo is caught between two cultures-the American world of his Houston high school and his Vietnamese home life. Life gets even more complicated when Danny’s cousin Sang Le comes to live with them after spending years in a reeducation camp in Vietnam. Failing school and unable to get a job, Sang Le joins a Vietnamese gang. Danny must also contend with another dangerous gang-the white supremacist skinheads that his new girlfriend’s brother belongs to.

“Excellent characterizations and a complex, believable plot are blended into a moving story of the immigrant experience.”—Booklist


SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio and The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas.
www.sherrygarland.com.

2 fresh comments:

MissAttitude said...

This book sounds really good! I'm adding it to my tbr/wishlist :)

N A Sharpe said...

Wow - you can feel the conflict already. This book sounds really good - so many books I want to read. I have got to find a way to make more reading time, lol! By the way, there is a blog award for you today over on my site. Stop by if you get a chance!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…