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Dragon Chica

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    Nea, a Chinese-Cambodian teenager, flees to Texas as a refugee from the Khmer Rouge regime when a miracle occurs. Although her family has been struggling to support itself, they discover that a wealthy aunt and uncle have managed to make it to America as well. Nea and her family rush to join their relatives and help run a Chinese restaurant in Nebraska. But soon Nea discovers their miracle is not what she had expected. Family fights erupt. Then the past – and a forbidden love– threaten to tear them all apart.
     Dragon Chica follows Nea, an indomitable character in the tradition of Holden Caulfield, Scout Finch and Jo March, as she fights to save her family and herself.


Characters
NameNea
GenderGirl
TraitsCambodian
Chinese
Refugee

GenreComing of age
Fiction
TopicsFamilies
Arranged marriage
Life changes
Racism
Civil war
Refugees
SettingDallas, Texas
Texas
Nebraska