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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Author: Bette Bao Lord - Marc Simont
ISBN 13: 9780064401753
ISBN 10: 64401758
Edition: English Language
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2003-09-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $5.99

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.

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