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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.

Notable Children's Books of 1984 (ALA)

Best Books of 1984 (SLJ)

Notable 1984 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Children's Books of 1984 (Library of Congress)

1984 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

1985 Jefferson Cup Award (Virginia Library Association)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

At turns both touching and hilarious, Bette Bao Lord’ s tale of a Chinese immigrant girl and her love of American baseball speaks to any person who has ever felt out of place. Already enhanced by Simont’ s evocative illustrations, this timeless novel has been beautifully repackaged to greet a whole new generation of adoring readers.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060240042
ill.:
Simont, Marc
Author:
Simont, Marc
Author:
by Bette Bao Lord and Marc Simont
Author:
L
Author:
Lord, Bette Bao
Author:
ord, Bette Bao
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Moving, Household
Subject:
Social Situations - New Experience
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Houses
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Library
Series Volume:
nr. 102 =
Publication Date:
19841012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.55x5.69x.73 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
07-10

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Product details 176 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060240042 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , At turns both touching and hilarious, Bette Bao Lord’ s tale of a Chinese immigrant girl and her love of American baseball speaks to any person who has ever felt out of place. Already enhanced by Simont’ s evocative illustrations, this timeless novel has been beautifully repackaged to greet a whole new generation of adoring readers.
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