Monday, June 11, 2012
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
By Bette Bao Lord
Review by David
When my mom told me that she wanted me to read this book, I complained. I thought the chapters looked long, and it didn't look interesting. When I started reading, I did not like the book. But, after a few chapters, I started to get into it because it told me interesting facts, talked about baseball history (like how Jackie Robinson became MVP), and the kids in the book were a lot like me. My favorite part of the book was when Jackie Robinson came to the school. If I got to meet a famous baseball player, it would be the second best thing in the whole entire world (the first would be meeting Tiger Woods). My mom's favorite part is when Shirley Temple Wong says the Pledge of Allegiance. It makes us both laugh every time. I won't tell you the whole thing, but it starts out with "I pledge a lesson to the frog..." You'll have to read it yourself to find out the rest! I would recommend this book to other kids because it's a really good book since it teaches you interesting facts within the story. You'll like Shirley because she's brave. She started at a new school in the book, just like I am going to this fall!