Surat, Michele Maria.
ANGEL CHILD, DRAGON CHILD
New York: Scholastic, 1983
IL K-3, RL 2.8
Child, Dragon Child" by Michele Maria Surat is a wonderfully realistic
story about Ut, a Vietnamese child. Ut has just come to the United
States from Vietnam, and she does not like her new American school. Furthermore,
Ut is lonely for her mother, who had to stay behind in Vietnam. She has
difficulty adjusting to her new life, and her classmates do not accept
her because she is different. One student in particular, a red-haired boy
named Raymond, picks on her almost every day. But to Utâ's surprise,
it is Raymond who thinks of the perfect way to help her.
Many children are brought to the United States by their families looking for a better life for themselves and their children. Unfortunately, not all people are accepting of those that are different. This story would benefit students from across the globe. Children can learn how to be accepting of the differences in others. (Sarah Dodson, firstname.lastname@example.org, teacher)
Schools -- Fiction.
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction