A Chinese girl immigrates to New York in 1947 and assimilates into a strange culture of tough kids, stickball, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. "Poignant but outrageously humorous."SLJ
Common Core Alignment:
RL.5.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
ALA Notable Book
Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies