In 1934, 12-year-old Kai travels alone by steamship from China to Gold Mountain (United States) to live with his father. When Kai arrives in San Francisco he is detained on Angel Island in crowded barracks with harsh interrogations and the threat of being returned to China, but he endures the endless waiting and is finally reunited with his father in San Francisco. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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