Ask students to discuss the ways that Windrider and Moon Shadow handle their harassment by white Americans. Divide students into small groups, representing the leaders of one brotherhood. Newberry and Caldecott Medal and Honor Books: Dragonwings features the Chinese American experience in the United States, specifically San Francisco, shortly after the turn of the twentieth century. Divide them into groups and have them write scenes in which they respond to prejudice in the way they think best. Dragonwings Cover of the book’s original edition.
The CLA Phoenix Award is named for the mythical bird phoenix , which is reborn from its ashes, to suggest the winning book’s rise from obscurity during twenty years since its publication. Historical fiction , Children’s literature. Suggest they use the library or textbooks in addition to Dragonwings to research actual problems that San Francisco’s Chinatown suffered from in the early s. Spurred on by the conviction that he was once a dragon in a former incarnation, Windrider tinkers in his makeshift workshop, building model after model of seemingly magical flying machines, much to the wonderment of Moon Shadow. The task is to agree on rules and decide how they will enforce the rules. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata. Ask students to discuss the ways that Windrider and Moon Shadow handle their harassment by white Americans.
Dragonwwings students list the problems their community is facing because of its exclusion from American society and law enforcement. Help students connect the information to their experience by asking questions such as the following: Have students discuss the laws that need to be enforced in their community and a just means of enforcement. Students should remember that they are cut off from most of American society by language and prejudice.
They can then post the negotiated list of rules, or write or type the rules on paper, photocopy them, and distribute them to the entire class.
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Finally, he receives a beautiful kite from his father, for whom kite making is a specialty. Have students research the experiences of another immigrant group in California eyp the turn of the century, such as the Irish, Germans, Japanese, or Mexicans. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections.
Discuss with your students some of the forces that cause gangs to develop and establish power over a population. Part of the story is based on an actual event that took place in involving a young Chinese flier named Fung Joe Guey. At first father and son live and work with relatives in the Chinese section of town, but when a man is killed and their lives are endangered, the two move out dragnowings make friends with a woman and her granddaughter.
Moon Shadow grew up in China, having never seen his father, who had traveled to ” The Golden Mountain ” in America and worked hard in a family laundry which served the “white demons” Americans. Yep and Dragonwings won the Phoenix Award from the Children’s Literature Association inrecognizing the best children’s book published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award.
The book is used in school classrooms and has been adapted as a play under its original title. From his new friend he receives some trousers and a shirt.
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Fox and Kathy G. See also the current homepage, “Phoenix Award”. Next, brotherhoods need to get together and negotiate rules everyone will follow. In this historical novel about the pursuit of dreams, Moon Shadow is a young Chinese immigrant who comes to San Francisco at the movle of the century to join his father Windrider, whom he has never met.
Resources Author Bios Book Club! From his uncle he receives a pair of new black leather boots. Can the formation of gangs be prevented? Did they handle it well? Have students, in small groups or as a class, share what they know about an aspect of Chinese culture, for example, customs, language, art, or myths. The play was published by Dramatists Play Service in The CLA Phoenix Award is named for the mythical bird phoenixwhich is reborn from its ashes, to suggest the winning book’s rise from obscurity during twenty years since its publication.
Harper Collins ; 25th edition January 23, ye This will help students learn cooperation and negotiating skills, laruence well as listening and speaking skills.
Their purpose is to provide protection and law enforcement for their community because the American police rarely enforce the law in Chinatown. Children’s literature portal China portal. Each group should vote on which laws they will pass, how they will be enforced, and who will be responsible for enforcing them.
Spurred on by the conviction that he was once a dragon in a former incarnation, Windrider tinkers in his makeshift workshop, building model after model of seemingly magical flying machines, much to the wonderment of Moon Shadow. Views Read Edit View history. Divide them into groups and have them write scenes in which they respond to prejudice in the way they think best. Retrieved from ” https: A Chinese parable play following Moon Shadow as he journeys to America where he explores a new land, a new relationship with a father he didn’t know and the diversity of two cultures.
Instruct dragonwibgs to write a comparison between the experiences of that kaurence in California and the Chinese experience as they know it from Dragonwings. The four survive the San Francisco earthquake dragonwibgsbut Moon Shadow and his father are forced to move again.
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