Henry and the Kite Dragon

Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall cover, a colorful dragon kite soaring over rooftops

Henry and the Kite Dragon

Written by Bruce Edward Hall

Illustrated by William Low

New York, Philomel Books, 2004

8.8" x 11"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

New Yorkers often assume that Chinatown has always occupied a prominent place in the city's downtown landscape. But Chinatown did not become a thriving ethnic enclave until the 1960s, when a new federal policy opened the door to greater numbers of Asian immigrants. William Low, a Bronx-born, first-generation Chinese American artist, here celebrates the vibrant street life and durable traditions of the New York neighborhood that has become synonymous with Chinese food and culture.


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Henry and the Kite Dragon