Sing to the Dawn

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Sing to the Dawn
Sing to the Dawn Cover.jpg
Author Minfong Ho
Country Thailand
Language English
Genre Short story
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 160 pp
ISBN 0-688-41690-X
OCLC 1103075
LC Class PZ7.H633 Si

Sing to the Dawn is a story by the American author Minfong Ho, which was originally published as a short story and was awarded first prize by the Council of Interracial Books for Children in New York City in 1975.[1] It was later extended to a full-length novel.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

Dawan, a young village girl who lives in Thailand, wins a scholarship to study in a city school. Her brother, Kwai, places second and is initially jealous, causing a rift between the two previously-close siblings. This hostility is further exacerbated by Dawan's father, who feels that the city is no place for a female. Dawan faces obstacles at every turn, and eventually overcomes these obstacles and proves to herself and to others that she is fully capable of handling the scholarship and the responsibility it entails.

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  1. ^ minfong ho - Biography. Authors Guild. Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  2. ^ by Hui Bing Ang "A stylistic analysis of Minfong Ho's Sing to the dawn : how it constructs its fictional world and positions the reader" link for thesis
  3. ^ Media Development Authority - Raintree Pictures, the MDA and Silicon Illusions Collaborate To Produce Animated Feature. Media Development Authority of Singapore. Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  4. ^ Sing to the Dawn. Radio Singapore International. Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  5. ^ Indonesian Site of "Meraih Mimpi"

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