Thursday, June 18, 2009

Unknown Birthday: Billy Wong

Billy Wong, bullfighter
20th century

El Chino by Allen Say (Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

Arizona-born Billy Wong remembered what his father told him-"In America, you can be anything you want to be." Enchanted by bullfighting, Wong became the first Chinese-American matador.

Read an interview with author/illustrator Allen Say at the Eduplace web site.