In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
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.
|Lexile ® Measure||730L|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Bette Bao Lord|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|