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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
Bands from Jimmy Eat World to Green Day have one thing in common--they would be nothing without punk. This book explores punks earliest roots and takes the reader all the way to the present--from Second Wave and New Wave to Oi! and Punk, it's all here. Along the way, you will read all about the feuds, the gossip, and the rock and roll partying. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.
This is the complete, year-by-year, team-by-team statistical history of the Eastern League, giving a unique view of this baseball minor league from its inception to its current status. The book traces how one league evolved through more than 80 years of history. Through the window of one league, one can also see how the game itself evolved from the early part of the 20th century unto the present.
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