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Play ball, Jackie!

by Krensky, Stephen.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB KRENSKY Stephen
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB KRENSKY Stephen
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Krensky
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  j FICTION Krensky
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea KRENSKY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea KRENSKY
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 796.357 K88
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 796.357 K88
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 796.357 ROBINSON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 796.357 ROBINSON
April 15, 1947, is a big day for Matty. His dad is taking him to see the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day! It's also a big day for the Dodgers' new first baseman, Jackie Robinson. Can he finally help the Dodgers make it back to the World Series?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There's no shortage of picture books about pioneering baseball players, but this one takes a different tack than most. A father brings his son to the opening-day game at Ebbets Field in 1947, where a notable rookie is making his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The father scored the tickets because a coworker, like a lot of people, refused to attend and watch a black player. Should Jackie Robinson be here? the boy asks his dad, who replies he only wants to see the best players on the field, no matter their color, a sentiment the boy echoes during the seventh-inning stretch, when another young fan makes racist comments. This fan's-view account solidly, if a bit woodenly, brings home the lesson of an important moment in racial integration, but the real treat here is the Dodger-blue-and-graphite kineticism of Morse's stylized, limber figures and dynamic layouts. Consider this book as a leadoff hitter to set the table for the slugger, Kadir Nelson's We Are the Ship (2008).--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In 1947, a boy learns how his father got free tickets to the Opening Day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves: Jackie Robinson is the Dodgers' new first baseman, and many fans are outraged. Matty's father also expresses his opinion: "I want to see the best players out there... I don't care what color they are." Some members of the stylized crowd wear "I'm for Jackie" buttons, while others raise their fists, heckling Robinson, who is drawn in resolute steel blues. Morse's dramatically grained, exaggerated artwork plays up the intensity of the era's racial tensions and the dynamism of the game, while Krensky adeptly moves between the action on Ebbets Field and Matty's conversations with his father. An intimate and powerful account of a historic day. Ages 7-10. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Robinson, Jackie, -- 1919-1972 -- Juvenile fiction.
Robinson, Jackie, -- 1919-1972 -- Fiction.
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :Millbrook Press,2011
Contributors Morse, Joe, 1960-
Audience Ages 7-10.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780822590309 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0822590301 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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