The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero

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Series: Episodes, Episode 151
Tag: Episode 122
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Publication Year: 2014
ASIN: 159078992X
ISBN: 159078992X

**Description from Amazon: New York Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio’s longest hitting streak in baseball history is spotlighted in this narrative nonfiction picture book by award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and noted illustrated Terry Widener.In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite ...

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**Description from Amazon: New York Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio’s longest hitting streak in baseball history is spotlighted in this narrative nonfiction picture book by award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and noted illustrated Terry Widener.

In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story that united the country and made DiMaggio a hero, at a time when one was profoundly needed. Barb Rosenstock’s action-packed text and Terry Widener’s powerful illustrations capture DiMaggio’s drive as well as his frustration. The book also includes headlines, quotes, stats, and a detailed bibliography.

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