In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Book review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.

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Engaging read

I love how books put you in other people’s shoes! This book really helped you understand what it’s like to be new to a country, and start in school when you don’t speak the language and have very different cultural norms. Shirley is a strong and likeable main character. Her excitement over the Dodgers reminded me of my own kids joyous excitement over the Milwaukee Bucks winning the championship. I hope to read this book with them.

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