Resources Author Bios Book Club! Retrieved from ” https: Instruct them to write a comparison between the experiences of that group in California and the Chinese experience as they know it from Dragonwings. Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections. This will help students learn cooperation and negotiating skills, as well as listening and speaking skills. Windrider had found out he was a dragon in his former life and was determined to be worthy enough to again become a dragon.
Optional Materials Cast Recordings. Dragons of Silk spans a few generations and brings the story to the present; nine previous novels have been dated to Dragonwings was adapted as a stageplay by the author in , commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Retrieved from ” https: Have students list the problems their community is facing because of its exclusion from American society and law enforcement. Each group should vote on which laws they will pass, how they will be enforced, and who will be responsible for enforcing them. Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections.
Dragonwings Laurence Yep Theme: Sometimes they were the main source of law and order in the Chinatown community, but eventually, most were consumed by feuds and corruption. Fox and Kathy G. 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.
Dragonwings Cover of the book’s original edition. Dragonwings was adapted as a stageplay by the author incommissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Have students list the problems their community is facing because of its exclusion from American society and law enforcement. See also the current homepage, “Phoenix Award”. 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.
It inaugurated the Golden Mountain Chronicles below and it is the fifth chronicle in narrative sequence among ten published as of Dragonwings features the Chinese American experience in the United States, specifically San Francisco, shortly after the turn of the twentieth century.
Now a laundryman, Windrider hopes to save enough money to bring his entire family over to the United States, but as his son Moon Dragonwinsg discovers, Windrider’s heart really lies in his dream of building a flying machine like that of the Wright brothers.
Divide students into small groups, representing the leaders of one brotherhood.
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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. Could it have been handled better? Moon Shadow found out that Windrider,his father, had a dream of a great dragon kind. Resources Author Bios Book Club!
Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners. Have students research the experiences of another immigrant group in California around the turn of the century, such as the Irish, Germans, Japanese, or Mexicans. Explain that gangs movif brotherhoods play a role in Dragonwings. 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.
At the turn of the century, a young boy living in China with his mother, travels to San Francisco, California, “Land of the Golden Mountain,” to be with his father, Windrider, a kite maker who immigrated there a few years earlier to take advantage of the West Coast’s booming expansionism.
Finally, he receives a beautiful kite from his father, for whom kite making is a specialty.
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The play was published by Dramatists Play Service in If so, how can that be lwurence without violating people’s civil rights? The four survive the San Francisco earthquake ofbut Moon Shadow and his father are forced to move again.
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Their purpose is to provide protection and law enforcement for their community because the American police rarely enforce the law in Chinatown.