This Week in Sports Books: May 22, 2009

6:00 AM Posted by Lori Calabrese

YABookNerd has one of the coolest display ideas for librarians and bookstores!

At ReaderTotz, Lorie Ann Grover takes a look at the ever so popular, You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

"So, what connected with me?

* The passion of the narrator created by author Jonah Winter
* The discipline of Sandy as he searched for his game
* How he was mocked for his beliefs and didn't sway
* That he practiced his faith in a public way
* That he knew when to stop for his body's sake
* And the unique illustrations of Andre Carrilho"

Teach with Picture Books takes a look at A League of Their Own: Women in Baseball.

"Ask most people what they know about women's professional baseball and they're apt to sheepishly mutter that they once saw A League of Their Own. A good movie; no complaints there. But women created a much richer legacy in the history of baseball that deserves exploration."

Teach with Picture Books has an amazing post about Going Extra Innings with Baseball Picture books.

"Baseball is America's great pastime. But baseball is also history, science, biography, statistics, and story. Here I discuss just a few of the dozens of titles available for exploring this beloved (and to many, sacred) sport."

At TheHappyNappyBookseller, Doret fills us in on The Preakness.

"A Philly, Rachel Alexandra won the race. She is the first Philly to win the Preakness since 1924. Usually only Stallions race. And still the drama contiunes..."

Last week's Poetry Friday gave us a wonderful original poem by Gregory K. at GottaBook.

"A Perfect Game-a baseball poem/ a father-son poem"
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