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In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Lord (Author), Marc Simont (Illustrator), Harper & Row, Publishers (Publisher)
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
Print Book, English, 1984
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Harper & Row, New York, N.Y., 1984
Baseball stories Juvenile fiction
169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780060240035, 9780060240042, 9780064401753, 9780812446616, 9780329021603, 0060240032, 0060240040, 0064401758, 0812446615, 0329021605
January : Chinese New Year
February : a journey of ten thousand miles
March : China's little ambassador
April : a hungry ghost
May : two black eyes and wispy whiskers
June : I pledge a lesson to the frog
July : Toscanini takes a walk
August : monsters
September : secrets
October : the World Series
November : moon cakes without Grandfather
December : a star-spangled Christmas