In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Study Guide
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In the year 1947, Shirley Temple Wong and her mother receive a letter from her father. He asks them to come and join him in New York City where he has been working and preparing a home for them. New York is a long way from Chungking, China, but Shirley is excited that her family will be together again at last. Shirley has difficulty adjusting to life in a new country, with its new customs and languages. When she discovers baseball and learns about Jackie Robinson, the first black american to play in the major leagues, Shirley begins to understand how America is truly a land of opportunity.
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