Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep [in Bloomsbury Review]
From the prolific Laurence Yep, last year’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner for substantial achievement in children’s literature, comes the quickly-moving story of the devastating 1906 earthquake and the inevitable great fire, told through the experiences of two very different families – the wealthy, established Travises and their servant Ah Sing and his young son, Chin.
Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: A Literary Survey,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2006
Tidbit: Yep was a guest at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s literary event, “Three Chinese American Children’s Book Authors,” on November 6, 2005, together with Belle Yang. Da Chen had also been scheduled to attend – hence the three authors, ahem – but had to cancel at the last minute, alas.
Readers: Middle Grade