What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Year of the Goat

This year is the Year of Goat.  But In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson is set in the Year of the Boar, hence its name.  This was one of the books that I have feel like I should have read a long time ago because EVERYONE has read it.
The book begins in China where a young girl finds out that she and her mother are going to be joining her father in America.  The year is 1947 and the rest of the book is set in Brooklyn.  Jackie Robinson is America's hero.
A lot of the book is about the young girl's (she names herself Shirley Temple) adjustment to American culture, but there are timeless and applicable to a kid moving from China to the US or from Bethel Park to Upper St. Clair.

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