You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! - Jonah Winter and Terry Widener

Really? You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99) The down-home, familiar voice of this new book’s narrator gives the reader the impression that he is sitting next to an old baseball fan, munching on Cracker Jacks at the local ballpark. Jonah Winter tells Willie Mays’ extraordinary story, from his humble Birmingham childhood to his awesome career as centerfielder for the San Francisco Giants. Terry Widener’s surreal illustrations are particularly engaging and capture the angst and glory of Mays’ unparalleled career. Winters includes statistics on Mays and other baseball figures, which add interest and depth to this winning biography for baseball fans both young and not-so-young. Ages 7-10. RBB