In The Year Of The Boar And Jackie Robinson

Paperback | September 2, 2003

byBette Bao LordIllustratorMarc Simont

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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-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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Bandit Wong wants to fit in with the citizens of her new country. It is 1947 in America, and the ten-year-old Chinese girl has just arrived. In order to be more like her new peers, she transforms herself into the Chinese-American Shirley Temple Wong. This book shows the absurdity that assimilation can bring, as well as the importance o...

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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-baseball-happens. It is 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is everyone's her...

Bette Bao Lord has based this story largely on the days when she herself was a newcomer to America. She is the author of Spring Moon, nominated for the American Book Award for First Novel, and Eighth Moon.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.38 inPublished:September 2, 2003Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064401758

ISBN - 13:9780064401753

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Bandit Wong wants to fit in with the citizens of her new country. It is 1947 in America, and the ten-year-old Chinese girl has just arrived. In order to be more like her new peers, she transforms herself into the Chinese-American Shirley Temple Wong. This book shows the absurdity that assimilation can bring, as well as the importance of keeping your own identity.

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“Lord writes with a warm authenticity and sparkling humor.”