In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (Paperback)

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By Bette Bao Lord, Marc Simont (Illustrator)
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Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams.Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. Jackie Robinson is proving that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America and for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.

Praise For…


“Poignant but outrageously humorous.”
-School Library Journal

“Lord writes with a warm authenticity and sparkling humor.”
-ALA Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064401753
ISBN-10: 0064401758
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2003
Pages: 170
Language: English