In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
Book DescriptionShirley 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812446616
(190mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1986
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bette Bao Lord
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In her bestselling novel Spring Moon, Betty Bao Lord revealed the proud essence of China to millions. In her extraordinary new bestseller, which spent two month on the New York Times bestseller list, Lord brings the country to life even more powerfully--through her own life and those of her family, the famous, and the unknown.
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