Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Google Custom Search


Robinson, Sharon.
THE HERO TWO DOORS DOWN : BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A BOY AND A BASEBALL HERO
New York : Scholastic, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 3.9
ISBN
0545804515


(2 booktalks)

Click on the book to read Amazon reviews
Booktalk #1

Itís 1948 when we meet eight-year-old Steven Satlow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York so his biggest interest lies with the Dodgers and his biggest baseball hero is Jackie Robinson, the African American player who broke the color barrier the year before. Life is pretty simple for Steve who spends hours with his father listening to ball games on the radio and reading the sports pages. Then thereís word on the street that an African American family is moving into his all-Jewish neighborhood. This isnít a popular idea with some of his neighbors. It turns out, Steveís new neighbors are the Robinson family Ė the JACKIE Robinson family! Will Steve get to meet his hero? Based on true events of a boy who became friends with a legend, The Hero Two Doors down explores the true qualities of friendship and acceptance.
(Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018)

Booktalk #2

Eight year-old Stephen Satlow lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves the Brooklyn Dodgers. Stephen canít believe his luck when his favorite baseball player Jackie Robinson moves in to his neighborhood. Written by Jackie Robinsonís daughter, this fictionalized story based on a true story tells a tale of an unlikely friendship between a boy and his hero. (Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2017-2018)

SUBJECTS:      African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Christmas trees -- Fiction.
                        Flatbush (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
                        Jews -- Fiction.
                        Prejudices -- Fiction.
                        Race relations -- Fiction.
                        Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 -- Fiction.
                        Satlow, Steve -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.


 
Main Page ** Author List ** Title List ** New This Month ** Interest Level ** Subject List ** FAQ's ** Contributors ** Booktalking Tips **Book Review Sources ** Reading lists ** Reading lists ** Awards **Nancy Keane's Children's Website ** nancy@nancykeane.com
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License