In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
- Publish Date: 2003-09-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Bette Bao Lord;Marc Simont
The hilarious and timeless story about an immigrantÂ girl inspired by the sport she loves to find her own teamâand to break down any barriers that stand in her way.
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:Â baseball! It's 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's hero. He proves that a black man, the grandson of a slave, can make a difference in America. By watching Jackie,Â Shirley begins to truly feel at home in her new country, and that America really is the land of opportunityâboth on and off the field.