Luke Goes to Batby Rachel Isadora
Whenever the Dodgers play in Brooklyn, Luke goes up to his roof where he can see the lights of Ebbets Field and imagine each play in the game. Someday he wants to hit a homerun like his hero, Jackie Robinson. But the kids on Bedford Avenue won't let him play. "You're just a squirt," they tell him.
When he finally does get to play stickball with the others, he
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Luke really wants to play baseball with his older brother and friends. But he's just too small. After a trip to the ball game with his grandmother he learns that he needs to keep trying and never give up. This was a really cute book. My kids both enjoyed it. The pictures are beautiful and fit well with the story. The author used word pictures to create a story that was a learning experience as well as enjoyable.