In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0064401758
  • 9780064401753
  • 64,651

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"A ten-year-old Chinese girl, Bandit Wong, emigrates to America [in 1947] and assimilates into the Chinese-American Shirley Temple Wong. After earning the friendship of the toughest girl in the class, she is included in the playground stickball games and becomes a loyal fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Poignant but outrageously humorous."--"SLJ."show more