YOGI: The Lives, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

Publicity Contact:  Kerry McManus

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Calkins Creek to Publish First Nonfiction Picture Book about Noted New York Yankee Yogi Berra

Honesdale, Pennsylvania December 2018 – The life and famous words, such as "it ain't over till it's over," of Major League Baseball player and New York Yankee Lawrence "Yogi" Berra are celebrated in YOGI: The Lives, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra, a nonfiction picture book written by award-winning author Barb Rosenstock with artwork from acclaimed illustrator Terry Widener. The book will be published on February 5, 2019 by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights. 

Yogi Berra loved his family, his neighborhood, his friends, and, most of all, baseball. He was crazy for it, ever since he was a young kid playing with friends in an abandoned dump. But baseball didn't love him back--at least not at first. Yogi was different. He didn't have the right look. When he finally made it to the major leagues, Yogi faced pranks and harassment from players, sportswriters, and fans. Their words hurt, but they made Yogi determined to show all that he could do. Author Rosenstock's dynamic text and illustrator Widener's powerful artwork reveal the talents, loves, and inspirational words of this celebrated New York Yankee and American icon, who earned a World Series ring for each finger and made baseball love him back.

The Horn Book says about YOGI: “(T)his picture-book biography…does an excellent job covering Berra as both baseball player and cultural icon. Widener’s illustrations…ably capture Berra’s short stature and big personality.”

 

YOGI: The Lives, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

Calkins Creek * Written by Barb Rosenstock * Illustrated by Terry Widener * PUB DATE February 5, 2019  * Ages 7 - 10 * Grades 2 – 5 * 978-1-62979-824-0 * $17.95 U.S. * $23.95 CAN * Includes an author’s note, archival photos, Yogi’s career stats, a bibliography, and source notes * barbrosenstock.com * terrywidenerart.com * boydsmillspress.com

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