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Sammy Wong, All-American

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Sammy Wong, All-American tells the tale of an Asian basketball player’s rise and stumble. American basketball may be among the most international of team sports, yet until recently Asians were unwelcome. On his high school, college, and professional teams, Sammy isn’t given much of a chance. Then when he does get into games, he turns out to be the kind of player who can tu ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Seven Stories Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Rick Bavera
May 07, 2014 Rick Bavera rated it liked it
This book was an interesting story.

Seemed to be a bit jumpy in the telling, and a bit preachy and "didactic"---often "telling" the point, rather than "showing" what the author wanted to say.

There was some interesting information on basketball history, but it seemed placed oddly--a big chunk in the midst of the story, rather than at the beginning as background, or woven into the story in small bits.

Having some good friends who are Chinese, and a diverse set of friends, I know that there is some
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