The Streak: How Joe Dimaggio Became America's Hero - Barb Rosenstock, Terry Widener

In the summer of 1941, a nervous American population watched the European conflict from afar. But New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio offered a welcome respite from the worries of a concerned nation. The Streak (Calkins Creek, $16.95) began quietly. Using his special bat, nicknamed Betsy Ann, DiMaggio hit successfully in game after game. The record was broken at 42, but Joe continued to make contact. His ultimate record of 56 games thrilled a nation and is unlikely ever to be broken. Author Barb Rosenstock adds poignancy to this often-told historical achievement as she portrays the mental anguish DiMaggio endured during the streak. Terry Widener’s impressionistic illustrations are spectacular. This book is, well… a “hit.” Ages 7-10. Renée Bosco

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero By Barb Rosenstock, Terry Widener (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Barb Rosenstock, Terry Widener (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781590789926
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Calkins Creek - March 1st, 2014