Becoming Joe DiMaggio

ISBN-10: 0763624446
ISBN-13: 9780763624446
Author: Testa, Maria
Illustrated by: Hunt, Scott
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: February 2005

Copyright: 2002

Page Count: 64


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: NP0L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Italian Americans; Juvenile poetry

Italian Americans; Juvenile poetry

Italian Americans; Juvenile poetry

Description
It's 1936, and the Yankees have just hired a star center fielder whose name sounds like music. What could be a better time for Papa-Angelo's grandson to be born? Christened after the legendary ballplayer, young Joseph Paul learns much at his Italian grandfather's knee -- about holding your breath in front of the radio during a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and having the audacity to dream big dreams.
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