Monthly Archives: May 2012

Review: A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

Pena, Matt de la. A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. New York: Dial, 2011. Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber,¬†fought Max Schmeling for the first time in 1936 and was knocked out in … Continue reading

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Review: The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of ’41

Bildner, Phil. The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of ’41. Illustrated by S. D. Schindler. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011. Numbers and stats are important to sports fans, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Review: Dead End in Norvelt

Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2011. What was the Newbery Committee thinking? I wanted to like this book, no… I wanted to love this book. I wanted it to be so fantastic that … Continue reading

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