Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor
A fast-paced tale, this story is a middle grade contemporary fantasy about Zachary Ying, who travels to China to fight a war between ancient Chinese powers and to right the balance between the supernatural world and Earth. The novel’s relatable characters and engaging story immerse readers in the culture and mythology of China. In the classroom, the book is suitable for literature circles and independent novel studies. It showcases multicultural understandings of others and the world and the historical and cultural perspectives that go into creating a story, allowing teachers to connect the novel with curricular content and learning outcomes.