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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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Author:

Lord, Bette Bao

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Publisher:

HarperCollins Children's Books

Categories:

Asian/Pacific Heritage, Multicultural

Ages:

3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Summary: 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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alexis

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pennsalvania

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9

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i think it was cool

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Nicole

Hometown:

Rochester Hills

Age:

9

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I think this book is good especially when she gets to hand the key to Jackie Robinson. It was funny and kind of interesting.

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Rebecca

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Albrightsville

Age:

12

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It was good because it is about your dreams coming true.

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Stephanie

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Albrightsville

Age:

12

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It was good because it shows that sometimes your dreams can come true. You can meet your role model. No matter what happens, you always have friends to count on.

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Mariah

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Albrightsville,PA

Age:

12

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This book was not the best.

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