In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Book Title: In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Author: Robert C. O'Brien

Format: Paperback | 170 pages

Publication Date: 02 Apr 2019

ISBN-13: 9780064401753

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.