In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Symbols & Objects

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson becomes a symbol to Shirley. Shirley has to overcome her peers and how they perceive her because she is different, just like Jackie. Jackie and Shirley both have to struggle to fit in but ultimately overcome it and become well liked by many.

Baseball

Shirley uses this as a bonding vehicle with her classmates since they all love baseball. She teaches herself and with the help from others, the game. She becomes a good player and makes friends by doing so. This helps her feel a part of a group which is important to Shirley in her desperate attempt to fit in.

America

America represents the unknown to Shirley. This also represents her chance to change and the freedom to pursue an identity. The Wongs are all forced into taking on new roles, Mr. Wong with his new job and Mother Wong in...

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