The prequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Dragonwings. In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter begins his journey to America to meet his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. In the freezing mountains of the Sierras, Otter begins to discover himself and what he's made of.
"Combining believable characters with thrilling adventure, Yep convinces readers that the Chineses railroad workers were indeed men to match the towering mountains of the west."--"School Library Journal "Told with humanity and compassion, "Dragon's Gate is a tribute to the survival and courage of these immigrants."--"1994 Chair, Newberry Award Committee""An engaging survival-adventure story, a social history, a heroic quest."--"Booklist