In 1947, the Year of the Boar, a young girl leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America...But it's harder then she expected. Though her classmates in Brooklyn come from a variety of backgrounds, Shirley is the only one who doesn't speak English, and she worries that she will never have a friend.
But through a new love of the Brooklyn Dodgers (especially her hero Jackie Robinson), Shirley begins to feel at home.
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- Running Time: 60 minutes
- Audience: Grades 3 and Up
- Producer(s): Honolulu Theatre for Youth Team
Character Development, Culture, Diversity, Drama, History, Interpersonal Relationships, Literature, Storytelling