Книга: Bette Bao Lord «In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson»

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.

Издательство: "HarperCollins Publishers" (2003)

ISBN: 978-0-06-440175-3

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Bette Bao Lord

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Bette Bao Lord (November 3, 1938) is a Chinese American writer and civic activist.

Biography

She was born in Shanghai, China with her mother and father Dora and Sandys Bao and came to the United States at the age of eight when her father, a British-trained engineer, was sent there in 1946 by the Chinese government to purchase equipment. In 1947 Bao Lord and her family were stranded in the United States when Mao Zedong and his communist rebels won the civil war in China. Bao Lord has written eloquently about her painful childhood experiences as a Chinese immigrant in the post-World War II United States in her autobiographical children's book "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson". In this book she describes her struggle to learn English and to become accepted by her classmates.

Today, Bao Lord is a distinguished novelist and writer, and serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Freedom House.

President Clinton has hailed Ms. Bao Lord as "someone who writes so powerfully about the past and is working so effectively to shape the future." Her First novel, "Spring Moon" (1981), set in pre-revolutionary China, was an international bestseller and American Book Award nominee for best first novel. "The Middle Heart" (1996), Bao Lord's most recent novel, spans 70 years of modern Chinese history, ending in 1989 with the student-led demonstrations at Tiananmen Square.

Bao Lord received an MA from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and graduated with her BA from Tufts University. She married Winston Lord, later an Ambassador to China, in 1962 and they have a grown son and daughter.

Ms. Bao Lord is a recipient of The International Center in New York's Award of Excellence.

Selected works

* "Eighth moon; the true story of a young girl’s life in Communist China, by Sansan as told to Bette Lord", New York, Harper & Row, 1964.
* "Spring Moon : a novel of China", Boston, Massachusetts : G.K. Hall, 1982.
* "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson", New York : Harper & Row, 1984.
* "Legacies : a Chinese Mosaic", New York : Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1990.
* "The Middle Heart", New York : Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1996.

External links

* [http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/bio/lord_b.htm Biography]
* [http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2005-11/bridging.html Interview with Bette Bao Lord] - Humanities magazine, National Endowment for the Humanities, November 2005 issue.

Источник: Bette Bao Lord

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