Biography: Natalie Dias Lorenzi is a teacher, specializing in English as a Second Language. She has taught in Japan and Italy and now teaches is a Washington, DC-area school where 85% of the students are immigrants. She also writes curriculum guides to new books for writers and publishers. Flying the Dragon is her first novel.
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By author: Natalie Dias Lorenzi ISBN: 978-1-58089-434-0
Ages: 9 - 12
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American-born Skye is a good student and a star soccer player who never really gives any thought to the fact that her father is Japanese. Her cousin, Hiroshi, lives in Japan, and never really gives a thought to his uncle's family living in the United States. Sky and Hiroshi's lives are thrown together when Hiroshi's family, with his grandfather (who is also his best friend), suddenly moves to the U.S.
"A quiet, beautifully moving portrayal of a multicultural family." --Kirkus Review
"[D]ebut novelist Lorenzi offers an emphathetic and quietly affecting fish-out-of-water story." --Publishers Weekly
"With its broad appeal for both boys and girls, this title is a solid choice for middle grade audiences." --School Library Journal