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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.

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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.

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Cjin, June 2, 2006 (view all comments by Cjin)
This book talks about a little girl, who just came to America. Life in America is hard, she tries hard to become an American. And finally makes friends. She gets interested in baseball and Jackie Robinson.
I'm a Chinese and I think some parts of the book are true, I like this book.
Learn about Chinese culture. Read this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064401753
ill.:
Simont, Marc
Author:
Simont, Marc
Author:
Lord, Bette Bao
Author:
by Bette Bao Lord and Marc Simont
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:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
2193
Publication Date:
October 1986
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.2 in 20.96 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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