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Bobby Kelly is a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy who loves playing stickball in the street with his friends and cheering for the Dodgers. Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team. There's just one thing Bobby's not sure about. The Dodgers are planning to do something that has never been done before. An African-American named Jackie Robinson will be playing for Brooklyn. Bobby isn't sure how to feel about it, especially since members of his family and kids in his neighborhood don't like the idea. In order to truly become part of the Dodgers, Bobby will have to learn to accept Robinson as a member of the team and learn from his example. This fictional story looks at an important point in baseball history from a young person's perspective and highlights the time period, including using popular slang from the East Coast in the 1940s.
Enjoy this spunky new rendition of the beloved baseball saga, brought to life by Patricia Polacco's lively illustrations, which capture all the fun and action-packed drama of Thayer's immortal ballad.
"Fresh and funny... should attract a whole new audience to the poem". -- Booklist
"The bold, cartoon-like illustrations are full of enthusiastic action and humor...should have great appeal to children". -- Kirkus Reviews
Master the fundamental skills of being a batter with this instructive book for baseball beginners. Learn all about batting stance, the sweet spot on a bat, and the best angle to hit a ball at. In addition, tips and drills help improve hitting accuracy, as well as speed and timing when running, stealing, and sliding.
Playing a sport is good exercise and fun, but being part of a team is more fun for everyone when you know the rules of the game and how to be a good sport. Baseball is one of the most popular team sports in North America and the Caribbean nations. In this book, readers learn the history of the game and the role of various positions in the field.
"Sabbath Rest: A Spiritual Delight" is an in-depth study of the Sabbath and its meaning through the eyes of the author, Charles E. Harris Jr. Through reading the Scriptures, Harris has come to the conclusion that the Sabbath is a holy day and must be revered. By reading this Holy Spirit-inspired work, Harris' meticulous research is as evident as his complete faith in the Lord. Sabbath Rest will help generations to come to remember the Sabbath as the Lord's Day. About the Author Charles E. Harris Jr. was born in Martinez, California, in 1954. He was raised by God-loving parents and was taught to keep the Sabbath holy. He learned a life lived for the Lord is the best life to live. He hopes Sabbath Rest will reach as many people as possible and lead them to a life of faith.
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