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Dori Jones Yang

Biography

Dori Jones Yang

Dori Jones Yang

Books by Dori Jones Yang

by Dori Jones Yang - Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Social Sciences, Sports

A Chinese boy struggles to adapt to American life and discovers baseball. Despite his impulsive and curious nature, twelve-year-old Leon is determined to follow the Emperor’s rules: to live with an American family, study hard, and return home to modernize China. But he also must keep the braid that shows his loyalty and resist such forbidden American temptations as baseball. As Leon overcomes teasing and makes friends, his elder brother becomes increasingly alienated. Eventually, Leon faces a tough decision, torn between his loyalty to his birth country and his growing love for his new home.