Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
This Newbery Award-winning novel takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area at the turn of the century. It is the story of a Chinese boy, Moon Shadow (the narrator), who moves to Chinatown to be with his father, Windrider, who is working on a flying machine even as the Wright Brothers are. An historical novel, it depicts not only the lives of and discrimination against San Francisco's Chinese immigrants in the early 1900's, but also the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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Chinatown 1898--Photo from the SFMuseum

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