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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 (Illustrator)
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780064401753
ISBN-10: 0064401758
Publication Date: 10/31/1986
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Based on the author's own childhood this book is interesting on several levels. First of all it is humorous, enjoyable, heart touching story. Next - it takes a good look at the problems of child immigrants to the USA. And third - the problems and how they are handled provides relevant interest for all.
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