In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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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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User Review  - pambam_11 - LibraryThing

Summary:The books main character is Shirley Timple Wong, who just recently moved to the united states from china. While trying to adapt to American culture, he Chinese culture and traditions are still ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmilySadler - LibraryThing

I loved how this story was told through the viewpoint of a young Chinese immigrant. It gave me a better understanding of how someone might feel moving to new country with a completely different ... Read full review

Contents

January
1
A Journey of Ten Thousand Miles
21
April
51
Pledge a Lesson to the Frog
85
Toscanini Takes a Walk
95
Secrets
117
The World Series
143
November
149
December
157
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About the author (1986)

Bette Bao Lord has based this story largely on the days when she herself was a newcomer to America. She is the author of Spring Moon, nominated for the American Book Award for First Novel, and Eighth Moon.