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Keeping Score

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Realistic, Sports

keeping score coverKeeping Score by Linda Sue Park
Recommended for: Grades 4 – 7

Maggie knows baseball – the stats, the plays.  She and her older brother are devoted fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Their father roots for the Yankees, and Maggie’s new friend, a fireman named Jim, follows the Giants.  In New York City in the 1950s there are a lot of baseball teams to choose from.
Jim leaves for the Korean War but after a while, his letters stop coming. He is not himself when he returns and doesn’t seem to improve.  Maggie comes up with a plan involving her whole family that she thinks could help Jim.
Keeping Score is a treat for baseball fans, while presenting a glimpse of war’s effect on people’s lives

Reviewed by:  Mrs. McIntire

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Realistic, Sports.
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