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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

by Bette Bao Lord

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In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.
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  pszolovits | Feb 3, 2021 |
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  Elizabeth723 | Dec 5, 2019 |
Shirley Temple Wong adapt to a completely new culture and way of doing things, learn English, make friends, create new opportunities for her parents, find her place at school, and fall in love with baseball and the spectacular rookie Jackie Robinson. I would have this book because, it shows diversity and acceptance.
  pitaaortiz | Nov 26, 2018 |
A cute read! A little girl from China tries to learn about life in her new country, the United States, while keeping the traditions and memories of her old country, in the year of the Boar, 1947. It’s a good story! My issue with the book was that I was expecting more about Jackie Robinson, based on the title. He’s in here, but as just a part of Shirley Temple Wong’s new life. I wanted more! But if you’re looking for a good story about being in a new country, this will do! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | May 10, 2018 |
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In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

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