Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
Many brothers play baseball together, but few form their own semipro team. In 1938 the twelve Acerras stepped up to the plate and kept swinging for fourteen years. Mixed-media illustrations evoke an earlier era (7-9).
In 1948 a black family eagerly follows the World Series as the first African American in the American League helps his team win. Lush, acrylic illustrations (7-9).
The life of the legendary Red Sox slugger is depicted with watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations (7-9).