Reviewed by Jackie D. (age 10)
I enjoyed reading this book because I liked seeing how a person could change throughout the book. For example, Shirley hated America at the beginning and at the end she called it the Land of Opportunity. At the beginning of the book I was wondering if Shirley was going to make any friends or learn to adjust to America. Shirley ended up being part of a baseball team and was successful at making friends. This story reminds me when my cousin moved out of the country. My cousin had similar experiences as Shirley.
I would recommend this book to people at the age of 9 and up. In some parts it was hard to picture what a ten-year-old girl was going through. The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson was an enjoyable historical fiction book.