Friday, September 1, 2017
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball
Leon (Americanized name) and his older brother have been sent from China to study in America. The goal is to learn English and to learn more about technical advances and then take that knowledge back to China with them. At first, Carson (Americanized name) the older brother seems to have all the advantages - age, he was a better student in China, and as eldest he deserves more respect. But whether it is from his injury on the train when robbers strike, disappointment over a failed love interest, or just an inability to learn English, Carson soon becomes bitter and angry which leaves Leon wondering if he should continue to obey his older brother or strive for his American education.
This was a strong historical fiction book and a good luck at the difficulties any immigrant might experience but particularly the Chinese experience in the 1800s.