In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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By (author) Bette Lord

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 170 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 188mm x 10mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0064401758
  • ISBN 13: 9780064401753
  • Sales rank: 49,319

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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.

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