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

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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.

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.

Number of Pages: 170
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Emigration + Immigration, People + Places / United States / Asian American
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Bette Lord
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 1986
TCIN: 11475951
UPC: 9780064401753
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3829
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