Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to a new home in Brooklyn, New York. Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends until she learns to play baseball. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America. For Shirley, it proves that America is a land of opportunity.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 8/30/2013
In this post, readers explore an extraordinary figure in a new way. A 1950 comic book about Jackie Robinson’s early career reveals little of the hardships he faced, but focuses on the talent and integrity of on the baseball’s greats. Written by Archivist Cathy Keen, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.