In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Lord, Bette Bao
Bette Bao Lord

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Bette Bao Lord

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A timeless classic that will enchant readers who love Jennifer L. Holm and Thanhhà Lại, about an immigrant girl inspired by the sport she loves to find her own home team--and to break down any barriers that stand in her way.

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 happens: baseball! It's 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is a superstar. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball with her class and following Jackie as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory.

With her hero smashing assumptions and records on the ball field, Shirley begins to feel that America is truly the land of opportunity--and perhaps has also become her real home.

Author: Bette Bao Lord
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 04/02/2019
Pages: 170
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.27lbs
Size: 7.59h x 5.15w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780064401753
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 229 / In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/01/1992 pg. 660