In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (Lord)

Our son came home from school with this intriguing title, and he said he was really enjoying it. Since it’s a departure from what he generally likes, I thought I’d investigate. It’s entertaining and provides a nice sketch of what it is like to move from one country to another (which I believe is his teacher’s purpose, since they are studying immigration). The baseball angle is appealing on a number of levels. The presence of Jackie Robinson and indeed, baseball, in her life and then at her school, well, Lord may have overplayed her hand there. Still, it’s a good, engaging read with a great deal to prompt conversation.

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