In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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The final chapter takes place in November during the Thanksgiving play. Shirley is the turkey and is the star of the show; her friends helped her make the costume. When the Christmas break finally starts approaching, Shirley helps Emily become elected for the Christmas assembly, and the guest speaker turns out to be Jackie Robinson. Shirley is thrilled for Emily who will be awarding Jackie the key to the school. But as the days lead up to the assembly Shirley becomes more and more jealous of Emily. Eventually Emily, knowing how much Shirley admires Mr. Robinson, gives the spot to Shirley and she gets to meet Jackie.

Shirley’s mother is pregnant as well during this time and Shirley is positive it is a boy. Jackie is happy to meet Shirley and states she could be the next president of the United States. She...

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