Book Review: Brooklyn Bat Boy

The importance of courage, strength, and embracing change

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.

Author: Geoff Griffin

Age Group: Grades 4–6

Product Information: ISBN-13: 978-1530482672