Based on true 1920s events two rival groups of children representing two different cultures come face-to-face in hostility and learn to live together in harmony.
Henry Chu and his friends live in New York City's Chinatown in the 1920s. Tony Guglione and his friends live in Little Italy. With the help of Grandfather Chin the Chinese children build and fly kites from the top of their building over the park but the Italian children destroy them. Thanks to the magnificant dragon kite and Grandfather Chin the final confrontation turns to understanding and acceptance of diversity. The illustrations are brilliantly colored, richly detailed, and bring the period in time and place to life.