|Lexile Measure: 730L
Grade Level: 4
Gender of Character: Girl
When Shirley's father took her to the basement to clean, all she saw was a lot of junk. Her father saw gifts to make for people. He made something for every tenant in the building. Imagine that you could make a gift for one of the characters in In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Write about the character and the gift that you would make for him or her.
Moving to a new home can bring unexpected changes. When Shirley Temple Wong and her mother arrive at their Brooklyn home they discover that life in America is going to be very different from life in China. Write a paragraph describing the differences that Shirley and her mother will need to get used to.