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Sammy Wong, All-American by Charley Rosen

Sammy Wong, All-American

Sammy Wong, All-American by Charley Rosen
Mar 11, 2014 | 240 Pages
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Sammy Wong was born in New York City’s Chinatown to a bitter father and a fearful mother. When he isn’t working in the same restaurant that employs his father, Sammy studies and grows, attracting the attention of a local basketball coach who teaches Sammy the fine points of the game. A scholarship to a small upstate college ensues. Despite outstanding grades, Sammy pursues a basketball career, bouncing around Europe and eventually signing to play on the team opposing a Globetrotter-like touring comedy team. Rosen has spent a lifetime in basketball as a college and semipro player, coach, and then as a writer of fiction and nonfiction about the sport. As well as he knows basketball, he knows the human heart equally well. Sammy is a young man born into one culture, with its beliefs, prejudices, and customs, trying to make his way in an entirely different world. That’s a significant burden, borne by many American immigrants. Sammy is just one fictional example who happens to play basketball, and he is a memorable character in a memorable novel.Wes Lukowsky, Booklist

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