Teach Me to Fly, Skyfighter!

and other stories

by Paul Yee

Four stories about Sharon and her friends Samson, John and Christine, kids who live in the same neighbourhood and have interesting stories to tell.
With Samson's butterfly kite flat on the ground and her own kite soaring, Sharon thought of shouting, "Okay, Samson Wong, you big-mouth. Let's see you fly your wonderful kite. Big wings will do it every time, right?"
But now that she had her chance to get even with Samson, Sharon didn't feel like fighting. She was happy just watching her kite pull into the clouds. For the first time in her life, Sharon had something Chinese that she was proud of and she was enjoying herself!
Teach Me to Fly, Skyfighter! and Other Stories offers four closely-observed accounts of growing up in contemporary Vancouver's Chinatown, highlighting the joys and frustrations of growing up in two cultures simultaneously.

About the Author

Paul Yee

PAUL YEE is a writer and archivist who grew up around Vancouver's Chinatown and is now living in Toronto. He has written many stories and has won the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, the IODE Book Award and the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Prize. In 2012, he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature for over 30 years documenting the Chinese Canadian experience from its early days to the present. www.paulyee.ca(more)

Reviews

"...a moving collection of stories about young Canadians."
Quill & Quire

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