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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - on playaway
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - on playaway Author:Bette Bao Lord Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go. An all-in-one format, the player and content are combined in one 2 ounce unit and it comes with everything you need to start listening immediately. No separate player needed, no CDs, no downloads just press play! — "Shirley Temple Wong is thrilled to be moving from her home in China to A... more »merica. But it isn't easy. She doesn't speak English, the kids at school ignore her, and she feels very far from home.
But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball and following superstar Jackie Robinson as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make a difference. And for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.
""The book is in a league by itself -- and Shirley Temple Wong is a winner all the way."" -- School Library Journal
""Lord writes with a warm authenticity and sparkling humor."" -- ALA Booklist"« less