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Yogi: The Life, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Terry Widener. This excellent picture-book biography covers Yankees catcher Yogi Berra as both baseball player and cultural icon known for his "Yogi-isms." Rosenstock captures young Berra's love of sports (and aversion to school); his struggles making it into the major leagues; his reactions to hurtful comments about his homely appearance; and his passion for the game. Widener's illustrations in vibrant, appropriately brawny acrylics ably capture Berra's short stature and big personality. Bib.

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