What renowned children’s book set around the love for the first African-American to play major league baseball, starts with the line “The St. George Hotel?”?
Thank You, Jackie Robinson
After Sam’s father died, he became so wrapped up in the Brooklyn Dodgers that he could describe every game they’d played in the past four years. Nobody was very interested, until Sam met Davy. They came from different races, religions, and generations. But it didn’t take long before they had a friendship that went well beyond baseball.
5.0 out of 5 starsWhat’s Important18 July 2016
By JC Davenport – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I remember reading this book as a kid (I think it was one of those scholastic books) and being both moved and angry that it ends in death. For some reason I remembered it recently and ordered it (I watched “42” not too long ago, maybe that was it). It’s a great book. Not just for kids and not just for boys. It is also kind of amazing that it’s written by a woman, since she convincingly gets and conveys how ridiculously important sports can be to a boy, at least back then. All of this while she subtly gets what’s important in life. I don’t remember crying this first time I read this. But I did this time.