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In this entertaining and historically important new fiction book for middle-grade readers, children are introduced to Bobby Kelly, a 12-year-old Brooklyn-born, baseball-loving boy whose dream has just come true: He becomes a bat boy for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It’s 1947, and something significant has just happened: Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player, has been signed to his team. Through Bobby’s eyes, young readers will learn about a crucial event for baseball and for America—and the importance of courage, strength, and embracing change.

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Book Review: Brooklyn Bat Boy: Review by Andrea Barbalich
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