In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord

In which book:
  1. is the MC known as Bandit? p. 1
  2. is a girl the go-between for her feuding Grand-grand Aunt and Grand-grand Uncle? p. 15-16
  3. does the MC sleep on 3 cushions on the floor? p. 29
  4. does the MC get lost coming home from the convenience store? p. 38
  5. do the mother and daughter see a washing machine for the first time? p. 32
  6. does the MC attend school at P.S. 8? p. 41
  7. is tha girl called China’s Little Ambassador? p. 44
  8. does the MC describe the voices in her classroom as gurgling water? p. 45
  9. does the MC’s mother sign her up for piano lessons to cheer her up? p. 58
  10. does Senora Rodriguez give piano lessons? p. 59
  11. does a girl play the piano for a parrot? p. 62
  12. does the MC work very hard, becoming bruised and scraped, to learn to skate? p. 67
  13. does a girl's parents take her to the police station because of a fight at school? p. 74
  14. does the MC’s friend, Mabel, bully the other students into letting her play with them? p. 79
  15. does the teacher explain that America is like baseball, “One man, many opportunities?” p. 92
  16. does a girl take a parrot for a walk? p. 100
  17. does the MC volunteer her parents to be landlord of their apartment building? p. 102
  18. do the MC’s parents buy her a sleeper sofa as a surprise? p. 107
  19. does a girl mistakenly put her hands on a newly painted wall and then spread that new red paint all over the other walls? p. 115
  20. does a beloved fifth grade teacher follow her students to sixth grade? p. 123
  21. does the MC become close friends with Emily, who likes to study? p. 124
  22. does a girl discover how difficult it is to babysit triplets? p. 133
  23. does the MC bribe the children she is babysitting with candy? p. 137
  24. do a group of children listen to the World Series games between the Yankees and the Dodgers? p. 147
  25. does the MC play the part of a turkey in her school’s Thanksgiving play? p. 157
  26. does a girl present the key to her school to a famous baseball player? p. 166

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Lord


  1. IWB is there a girl named Bandit? (1)
  2. IWB does the MC think she is treated like a nobody? (2)
  3. IWB did the MC’s father go away to seek his fortune? (3)
  4. IWB does the MC feel like she has sprouted a second head and everyone is ignoring it? (2)
  5. IWB does a brazier keep the MC’s bedroom warm? (4)
  6. IWB is breaking things during the holidays bad luck? 97)
  7. IWB is a character painted with warts, big feet and donkey grins? (16)
  8. IWB is the MC afraid she will be sent away from home? 912)
  9. IWB is the MC named for a movie star? (Shirley Temple) (19)
  10. IWB is the MC’s father an engineer? (24)
  11. IWB does the MC travel across the US by train? (24)
  12. IWB does the MC get lost on the way home for the store? (38)
  13. IWB does the MC’s principal have no eyelashes and eyebrows? (42)
  14. IWB does the reputation of all of her countrymen rest on the MC’s shoulders? (44)
  15. IWB does the MC’s teacher thin there is something wrong with her eyes? (49) (She blinks)
  16. IWB does the MC take piano lessons (59)?
  17. IWB is the MC humiliated when she recites a poem? (58)
  18. IWB does the MC’s music teacher take out her teeth? (60)
  19. IWB does a parrot call out piano notes for the MC to play? (62)
  20. IWB does the MC secretly practice poetry to recite in class? (57)
  21. IWB does the MC get a pair of roller skates? (66)
  22. IWB does the MC get punched in both eyes? (72)
  23. IWB do the MC’s parents take her to the police station? (73)
  24. IWB is stickball the MC’s favorite game? (82)
  25. IWB do two black eyes earn the MC a lasting friendship? (83)
  26. IWB does the MC pledge a lesson to the frog? (86)
  27. IWB is the MC called/nicknamed Jackie Robinson because she’s pigeon toed and stole home? (89)
  28. IWB does the MC go to P.S. 8? (96)
  29. IWB does the MC have Dodger fever? (98)
  30. IWB does the MC use her fathers’ toothbrush to clean a bird cage? (100)
  31. IWB doe the MC’s parents spend a month’s rent on a gift for her? (106)
  32. IWB is the MC given a sofa bed? (107)
  33. IWB does the MC hope for a lifetime ticket to Ebbet’s Field? (107)
  34. IWB doest he MC’s father always wear a handsome suit and jaunty bow tie? (108)
  35. IWB does the MC’s father turn basement junk into treasure? (111)
  36. IWB does the MC keep a baseball scrapbook? (112)
  37. IWB does the MC put her hands in wet paint and leave red palm prints everywhere? (115)
  38. IWB do two char swear in blood? (127)
  39. IWB do the char look at a book with pictures of naked people? (129)
  40. IWB does the MC babysit for triplets? (138)
  41. IWB does the MC have a piggy bank? (135)
  42. IWB does the MC put buttons in her piggy bank? (138)
  43. IWB does the MC feed children candy to keep them quiet? (139)
  44. IWB does the MCs best friend share her lunch with her so the MC can save money? (140)
  45. IWB do a char’s friends stop speaking to him because he called the Dodgers Bums? (144-5)
  46. IWB is there so much commotion that boxes of cornflakes and jars of mustard hop? (146)
  47. IWB do the char eat moon cakes? (150)
  48. IWB is the story of the filial daughter told? (154)
  49. IWB does the MC play a turkey in a play? (157)
  50. IWB does the MC write long letters? (157)
  51. IWB does Jackie Robinson visit the MC’s school? (161)
  52. IWB does the MC feel unworthy of her friends’ friendship? (162)
  53. IWB does a char give up a chance to meet Jackie Robinson? (162)
  54. IWB do the char hang pictures of relatives on their Christmas tree? (164)
  55. IWB does the MC tell an auditorium full of people that her little brother to be might be president some day? (169)