In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson: Progeny Study Guide

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Author: Andrew Clausen
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Ages: 9-12
Grade: Elementary School

Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Author: Bette Bao Lord
Publisher: HarperTrophy; Paperback
Ages: 9-12
Period: 1947 China & New York; Fiction

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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