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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Study Guides and More!

To assist educators who wish to best prepare their students to attend Van Wezel Schooltime Virtual Performances and bring arts-based learning to their classrooms, learning materials are provided for each performance.

Program Information

  • Running Time: 60 minutes
  • Audience: Grades 3 and Up
  • Producer(s): Honolulu Theatre for Youth Team
  • Curricula tie-ins:
    Character Development, Culture, Diversity, Drama, History, Interpersonal Relationships, Literature, Storytelling

Dates and Contact

Requests will be honored on a first come first served basis and some shows have maximum audience sizes. For more information, contact (941) 263-6750 or margaret.lindsey@sarasotafl.gov.