Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

2:06 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

Author: David A. Adler
Illustrator: Terry Widener
Publisher: Voyager, 2001
Reading Level: Ages 6-9

David Adler writes a beautiful tribute to the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig. The New York Yankees first baseman was one of the best baseball players of all time. He never missed a day of school for 8 years, and he never missed a baseball game. He set the record for playing the most consecutive games: 2,120 games. (later broken by Cal Ripken, Jr.) Gehrig was diagnosed with a rare deadly disease on his 36th birthday, but he never complained or made excuses. Steadfast and courageous, Gehrig inspired many people all the way to his final days. The illustrations by Widener are amazing and will make you feel as though you're in the stands cheering Gehrig on.
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