Duration: 3 hours, 12 minutes
Writer: Bette Bao Lord
Publisher: November 2011
Narrators: Melissa Hughes
Rating: 4 / 5
In1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves Chinawith her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American namethat she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new homewill be the land of many opportunities. But it’s harder than she expected. Shedoesn’t speak English, the kids at school ignore her, and she feels very farfrom home. But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. SoonShirley is the biggest Brooklyn Dodgers fan of all, listening to the radio tohear the triumphs and heartbreaks of the team and her hero, Jackie Robinson.Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make adifference. And for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomesthe land of opportunity.
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