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  - 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

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

1947 is the year of the boar in the Chinese calendar, and it's the year when 10 year-old Sixth Cousin and her mother leave Chungking to reunite with her father in their new Brooklyn home. Taking the ... 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.