Dragonwings Characters

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Moon Shadow is an eight-year-old boy by Tang tradition when the novel opens. Moon Shadow lives in China, an area referred to in the book as the Middle Kingdom. Moon Shadow has never known his father because his father immigrated to America while his mother was pregnant with him in order to make money needed to pay off debts. This has caused the family to be without the strongest worker in the family and the emotional support of a kind and caring husband and father.

Moon Shadow is pleased when his father sends for him. Moon Shadow adjusts well to America, finding it to be a country very different from the scary tales told back in the Middle Kingdom. Moon Shadow makes friends with a young white girl and her aunt, a friendship that will prove to be a turning point in this child's life. Moon Shadow...

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