In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord audiobook

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

By Bette Bao Lord
Read by Melissa Hughes

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
3.18 Hours Unabridged
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In 1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American name that she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new home will be the land of many opportunities. But it’s harder than she expected. She doesn’t speak English, the kids at school ignore her, and she feels very far from home. But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. Soon Shirley is the biggest Brooklyn Dodgers fan of all, listening to the radio to hear the triumphs and heartbreaks of the team and her hero, Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make a difference. And for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.

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Summary

Summary

In 1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American name that she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new home will be the land of many opportunities. But it’s harder than she expected. She doesn’t speak English, the kids at school ignore her, and she feels very far from home. But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. Soon Shirley is the biggest Brooklyn Dodgers fan of all, listening to the radio to hear the triumphs and heartbreaks of the team and her hero, Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make a difference. And for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Melissa Hughes’ restrained narration reflects loneliness and confusion as Shirley struggles to make sense of the completely new language and culture of Brooklyn. The story picks up as Hughes gives voice to the variety of accents that might be found in a New York immigrant neighborhood.” AudioFile
“Bette Bao Lord’s wonderfully humorous story shows what it means to be an American from the eyes of a spunky young immigrant. It will touch the hearts of listeners. Melissa Hughes authentically narrates all the voices, including many accents and ages.” School Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.18
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English