In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Bette Lord
Format
Paperback | 170 pages
Dimensions
133 x 190 x 10.16mm | 113g
Publication date
02 Sep 2003
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint
HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0064401758
ISBN13
9780064401753
Bestsellers rank
79,192