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You never heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Author: Jonah Winter; André Carrilho
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Sandy Koufax; Sandy Koufax; Sandy Koufax
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonah Winter; André Carrilho
ISBN: 9780375837388 0375837388 9780375937385 0375937382
OCLC Number: 175054922
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Other Titles: Sandy Koufax?!
Responsibility: by Jonah Winter ; illustrations by André Carrilho.
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In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still "scratchin' their heads over Sandy," who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day.

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