Dragonwings is a book about a young boy, Moon Shadow, who goes to America, leaving his mother and grandmother in China, to work with his father, Windrider. In this book, Moon Shadow helps his father realize and pursue his goal to make a flying machine, Dragonwings. In this book Lawrence Yep has demonstrated the love in a family. In the end, Windrider realizes that he as been foolish pursuing his dream and instead be with his family. After all, dragons do have families.