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The forbidden temptation of baseball

Dori Jones Yang

The forbidden temptation of baseball

by Dori Jones Yang

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  • 3 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball,
  • Chinese,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • History,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Sent to New England in the 1870s as a part of a Chinese educational mission, Leon falls in love with baseball, even though he is forbidden to play, and learns more about America with the help of his host father, who has recently lost his own son in an accident.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDori Jones Yang
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.Y1933 Fo 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination241 pages
    Number of Pages241
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26941301M
    ISBN 109781943006328
    LC Control Number2017029296

    The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the s. This story dramatizes both the rigid expectations and the wrenching alienation felt by many foreign children in America today—and richly. Sent to New England in the s as a part of a Chinese educational mission, Leon falls in love with baseball, even though he is forbidden to play, and learns more about America with the help of his host father, who has recently lost his own son in an accident.

    Update: Freeman Book Award Winner! The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball was awarded the Freeman Book Award. This annual award, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University, recognizes quality books for children. The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball. by Dori Jones Yang Freeman Book Award Series - China/High School March 1 - 22, 3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours Freeman Book Award Series - Japan/Elementary School March 28 - Ap 4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours.

      The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang. Based on true events from history, The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball tells the tale of one young boy and his loyalty to his culture and birth country. Sent to America to gather facts about the lifestyle by the Emperor of China, he will have to choose whether it’s more important to. Seattle author Dori Jones Yang released her newest children’s historical novel, “The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball,” on Aug. The novel focuses on the s Chinese Educational Mission, where the Emperor and government of China sent boys, ages , to the United States to learn about industry and technology in American schools and universities.


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"The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" by Dori Jones Yang is an outstanding book. Although this is historical fiction based upon true, but little-known events surrounding a group of young Chinese boys who came to study in New England during the s, the underlying themes are very relevant to today/5(17).

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang is an outstanding book. Although this is historical fiction based upon true, but little-known events surrounding a group of young Chinese boys who came to study in New England during the s, the underlying themes are very relevant to today/5(25).

"The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" by The forbidden temptation of baseball book Jones Yang is an outstanding book. Although this is historical fiction based upon true, but little-known events surrounding a group of young Chinese boys who came to study in New England during the s, the underlying themes are very relevant to today/5.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the s. This story dramatizes both the rigid expectations and the wrenching alienation felt by many foreign children in America today—and richly.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the s.

This story dramatizes both the rigid expectations and the wrenching alienation felt by many foreign children in America today--and richly.

Get this from a library. The forbidden temptation of baseball. [Dori Jones Yang] -- Sent to New England in the s as a part of a Chinese educational mission, Leon falls in love with baseball, even though he is forbidden to play, and learns more about America with the help of his.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball {Book Review} The boy and I discovered The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang in an email regarding back to school reads. We thought it sounded like good read, so I requested it for him to review on his book blog, A Boy's Books. The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball.

For her newest book, The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, Dori Jones Yang researched the s Chinese Educational Mission to the United ated by the image of Chinese boys with Manchu-required queues playing baseball in small New England towns, Yang wrote this novel to help American kids understand what it’s like for foreigners to adapt to.

--Kirby Larson, author of Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky "Through the eyes of the ever curious "Leon" (Woo Ka-Leong), America is a play of both dazzling light and layered shadows. The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball turns our assumptions of America, and the Chinese impact on our history, upside down.

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The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball Winner – Young Adults/High School Literature. The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang (SparkPress). The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the s, long Manchu mandated braids.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang SparkPress (a BookSparks imprint) SparkPress Children's Fiction, Multicultural Interest Pub Date 15 Aug I am reviewing a copy of The Forbidden Temptation of Football through Sparkpress and Netgalley: Leon is a twelve year old boy determined to live with an American family, study hard.

An Evening Book Discussion for Teachers with Dori Jones Yang, author of The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball and Mary Roberts, NCTA Seminar Leader Date: Monday, November 6, Time: PM PM Location: University of Washington in Seattle Registration fee: $15 Teachers are invited to participate in an evening conversation with Dori Jones Yang about her latest book, The Forbidden Author: Carinna Tarvin.

THE FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION OF BASEBALL. Dori Jones Yang SparkPress () ISBN Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (9/17) “The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball” by Dori Jones Yang is historical fiction novel about eleven-year-old Woo Ka-Leong (Leon) and his fourteen-year-old brother Ka-Son (Carson).

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is based on the true story of the Chinese Educational Mission, in which the emperor of China sent boys ages eleven through sixteen to study in America. They stayed with host families in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. You’ll have to read the book to learn whether the Mission was successful.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang is a lively, nuanced novel for children ages based on the real-life experiences of boys sent to American by the Emperor of China in the s, expected to live with American families, get into college, learn technology, and return home to modernize real Chinese boys formed the Chinese Educational Mission to the.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the s. This story dramatizes both the rigid expectations and the wrenching alienation felt by many foreign children in America today--and richly.

By Dori Jones Yang. SparkPress, pages. $/paperback; $/eBook. Recommended for ages 10– Buy from QuakerBooks. It seems almost anticlimactic when the 12‐year‐old protagonist steps up to shake the hand of President Ulysses S. Grant, just outside the clanking, whirring Machinery Hall at the Centennial World’s Fair in Philadelphia, Pa.

Woo. Until I learned of Dori Jones Yang’s The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball (), however, I’ll confess that I had not thought nearly enough about what children’s or young adult literature have to offer (this despite all the good reminders that this week’s blog subjects, among many others, have provided me over the years).

Yang’s young adult novel focuses on a fictional protagonist. By Dori Jones Yang, author of The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball.

In writing my new book, The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, I had the opportunity to research what a typical day was like for Chinese students in the book takes place in Connecticut, during the yearand tells the story of the Chinese Education Mission, a program set up by the Chinese Emperor who sent "The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball" is a Foreword INDIES finalist in Juvenile Fiction (Children's).

A Chinese boy struggles to adapt to American life–and discovers baseball. Despite his impulsive nature, twelve-year-old Leon is determined to follow the Emperor’s rules―to live with an American family and study hard But he also must keep the.Yang’s latest book, The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, won the Freeman Book Award for books about Asia in the young adult/high school literature category.

It also won five other awards. Biography.