Derek Jeter: A Yankee Hero

Derek Jeter: A Yankee Hero

by B.A. Roth
     
 

From an early age, Derek Jeter knew he wanted to be a New York Yankee. Once he joined the team in 1992, he struggled to make his way out of the minor league and he worked hard to prove that he deserved a starting spot at shortstop. And since making it to the major leagues in 1996, Jeter has been the face of the Yankees, and a hero to both adults and kids all over

Overview

From an early age, Derek Jeter knew he wanted to be a New York Yankee. Once he joined the team in 1992, he struggled to make his way out of the minor league and he worked hard to prove that he deserved a starting spot at shortstop. And since making it to the major leagues in 1996, Jeter has been the face of the Yankees, and a hero to both adults and kids all over New York!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennifer Morrin
This biography is part of the "All Aboard Reading" series. It highlights the life of New York Yankees' shortstop, Derek Jeter. Roth begins with an intense moment in Jeter's life and career—a game in which Jeter would make his now-famous "flip" play, which is ranked as one of the top ten baseball plays of all time. The introduction effectively captivates its reader, as long as the audience has some knowledge of baseball jargon. The biography then follows a predictable sequence, highlighting Jeter's early life in the New York City suburbs, his high school experiences in Michigan, and his dedicated journey through the minor leagues. Much of the biography is devoted to Jeter's life as a major league baseball player, the position which continues to earn him national fame and fortune. With an emphasis on setting goals, working hard in school, and giving back to one's community, this biography would be attractive and unintimidating to any young sports lover, particularly fans of baseball. Reviewer: Jennifer Morrin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448450407
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Series:
All Aboard Reading Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

B. A. Roth lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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