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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Author: Bette Lord; Marc Simont
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lord, Bette.
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson.
New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, ©1984
(OCoLC)557783909
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bette Lord; Marc Simont
ISBN: 0060240032 9780060240035 0060240040 9780060240042 0064401758 9780064401753 9780812446616 0812446615
OCLC Number: 10723411
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Bette Bao Lord ; illustrations by Marc Simont.
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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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