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BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, Testa

by Maria Testa
| Item # 9780763624446
BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, Testa 9780763624446
Format: Paperback
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"With ineffable tenderness and absolute clarity, Testa tells a tale in blank verse. . . . Powerfully moving as it braids together baseball, family, and the Italian-American experience." BOOKLIST (starred review) It's 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo's grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather's knee about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams. "Each poem is a perfect, gripping chapter," says KIRKUS RIVIEWS in a starred review of this novel in verse, which honors the timeless bond between a grandson and his immigrant grandfather and the process of finding one's own place in a brave new world.

Product Information

  • AuthorMaria Testa
  • Page Count64
  • ISBN100763624446
  • ISBN139780763624446
  • PublisherCandlewick Press
  • Year Published2005
  • Grade Level5 - 9
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
    Sporting stories (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
  • IllustratorScott Hunt

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