CRACK! Goes The Bat… Baseball Season Has Opened

April 14, 2009 // Filed under Uncategorized

photo source: Bernardsville Public Library

You’ll find a great new display in the children’s section of Bernardsville Public Library marking the beginning of America’s favorite spring ritual, baseball. Look for the Yankee’s shirt and the stadium poster painted by Keiko Matsuura in the entry to the Fiction Wing. Browse through the numerous books on display and take a few home.

photo source: Bernardsville Public Library

Felicia Ballard, Youth Services assistant, has written the following posting to alert you to some of the great books featured here:

What better harbinger of spring is there than the green fields of baseball stadiums, whether they be the brand new ones in NYC or our own humble local fields! Celebrate the season by reading a biography of a favorite player past or present.

Try the award winnning book by David Adler, entitled Lou Gehrig: the Luckiest Man. Read about the careers of Babe Ruth, Roy Campanella, Willie Stargell. Or if your interest skews towards more current players, check out books on Cal Ripken Jr., Derek Jeter or even A Rod.

Why not learn about one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues in A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson by Michelle Y. Green. Peanut had a wicked curveball!

Or take tips from Olympic softball medalist Dot Richardson in her book, Go For It! Whatever you choose, your reading enjoyment will surely soar like a ball heading over the wall for a grand slam! ~ Felicia Ballard

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