In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Its almost time for the Chinese New Year of the Boar. Sixth cousin Wong lives with her extended family, governed by a family Matriarch. Sixth Cousin's father travels away on business trips and writes often to the family. Just before New Years, Sixth's mother gets a letter from the father stating that they can come live with him in America. She and her Grandmother decide she needs a new name to go to America. They both decide on Shirley Temple Wong, after the American actress, Shirley Temple. She has almost no worries about being in America and is looking forward to seeing her father for New Years.

Analysis

In this chapter the reader can see the theme of Family demonstrated. One such instance is the Wong residence in China. The Wong are run by a matriarch of the family, the Grandmother, who governs the...

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