In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

By Bette Bao Lord; Marc Simont (Illustrator)

HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780064401753, 170pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2003

Description

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 In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

“Poignant but outrageously humorous.”
-School Library Journal

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