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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

By:  Bette Bao Lord Illustrator: Marc Simont
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  • Item #: NTS130145
  • ISBN13: 9780064401753
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 176
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Genre:
    Realistic Fiction
  • Weight (lbs):0.26900
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  • Ages 9 - 12
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Lexile® Measure: 730LL
  • DRA Level: 40-50
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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 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.

Touching and hilarious, Bette Bao Lord?s tale of a Chinese immigrant girl and her love of American baseball speaks to any person who has ever felt out of place. This timeless novel, including the original illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Marc Simont, greets another generation of adoring readers with a beautiful new look.

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Paperback Book 5.99


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