The Iron Dragon: The Courageous Story of Lee Chin (Historical Fiction Adventures)

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Lee Chin arrives in America in 1866 to work on the transcontinental railroad. His cruel father is disappointed in him because he wants to be an artist. To make matters worse, Lee Chin’s father has sold his sister, Sunshine, into slavery in order to help pay for their passage to America. In a new land, Lee Chin must defy his father and earn the money to free his sister. What does Lee Chin do to help his sister? Can he stand up to his father? Follow Lee Chin's courageous story during the construction of one of America’s first modern wonders—the transcontinental railroad.

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Grade 4–6—Twelve-year-old Lee Chin, his father, and his cousin Yi have come to America to help build the transcontinental railroad. After a harrowing Pacific crossing, Lee Chin is placed as a cook's assistant in a Chinese labor camp. He is a bright, hardworking, observant person who dreams of using his earnings to rescue his little sister, Sunshine, who has been sold into slavery by his father. Lee Chin finds that Americans can be both inhospitable to the Chinese and capable of kindness. He describes the hard and dangerous work the Chinese do for the Union Pacific Railroad. Yi is killed in an accident involving the use of nitroglycerin during the work on the Summit tunnel. Lee Chin's tale is compellingly told as he shows imagination and tenacity, befriends Americans, and makes the best of the opportunities offered to him. Historical information is accurate and honest about the period depicted.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
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