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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Groundwood Books
Publication date June 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780888992017
ISBN-10 0888992017
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $5.95
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
In 1932, at the height of the Depression, eighteen-year-old Kwok-ken Wong, the only Chinese boy at his Vancouver school, finds himself alienated by the racism that confronts him, until he joins the Chinese community's soccer team and develops a new sense of pride in himself and his heritage. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It is 1932. The only Chinese boy at his Vancouver school, 18-year-old Kwok-ken Wong is repeatedly stung by the racist remarks hurled his way by both classmates and teachers. Life at home isn't much easier, as his family struggles to make ends meet on a pig farm. Worse, Kwok doesn't get along with his father and is embarrassed by his family's circumstances. Kwok dreams of winning a university soccer scholarship. But he soon finds his way blocked, despite his demonstrated talent for the sport. Eventually, Kwok joins the Chinese community's soccer team and develops a sense of pride in his heritage and people. At the same time, he begins to understand and grow closer to his family, bridging a gap between worlds. Young readers will identify with the boy's struggle to prove himself, transcend adversity, and find a comfortable place in the world.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780888992895
 
Reprint edition from Groundwood Books (March 1, 1997)
9780888992895 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In 1932, at the height of the Depression, eighteen-year-old Kwok-ken Wong, the only Chinese boy at his Vancouver high school, finds himself alienated by the racism that confronts him, until he joins the Chinese community's soccer team
Paperback
Book cover for 9780888992017
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Groundwood Books (June 1, 1993)
9780888992017 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.25 lbs | List price $5.95
About: In 1932, at the height of the Depression, eighteen-year-old Kwok-ken Wong, the only Chinese boy at his Vancouver high school, finds himself alienated by the racism that confronts him, until he joins the Chinese community's soccer team
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613337953
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780613337953 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.40
About: In 1932, at the height of the Depression, eighteen-year-old Kwok-ken Wong, the only Chinese boy at his Vancouver high school, finds himself alienated by the racism that confronts him, until he joins the Chinese community's soccer team

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