In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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