April and the Dragon Lady (Paperback)

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April Chen is happily planning to go away to college, and she has a great new boyfriend, Steve. But as the only girl in her family, April is expected to take care of her grandmother. And Grandma, "the Dragon Lady," hates Steve and has other plans for April. Torn between her duty to her family and her desire for independence, April realizes she must find a way to define herself on her own terms. 
     Includes a reader's guide.

About the Author

LENSEY NAMIOKA is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break; Mismatch; and Half and Half. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Praise For…

[star] "Sheds light on the Chinese American culture in a manner that at times recalls Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Rings true with uncertainty, joy, and hope."--School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780152056698
ISBN-10: 0152056696
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 224
Language: English