Ut comes to America from Vietnam, but her mother must stay behind due to a shortage of funds. Ut's struggle to adjust to her new life is worsened by insensitive classmates. In a heartwarming ending, the students run a fair and raise the money for Ut's mother to join her family. Full color. A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Booklist Editors' Choice.Surat, Michele M. is the author of 'Angel Child, Dragon Child', published 1989 under ISBN 9780590422710 and ISBN 0590422715.