Stealing Home

by Ellen Schwartz

Paperback, 2006

Status

Available

Call number

J F SCH

Publication

Tundra Books (2006), 217 pages

Description

This poignant story is set in 1947 at the dawn of an era sweeping change. America's favorite pastime became a battleground for human rights.

Barcode

4439

Language

Lexile

630L

User reviews

LibraryThing member STBA
Nine-year-old Joey Sexton, living in the Bronx in 1947, is orphaned after the death of his mother. When his aunt welcomes him into her home, the rest of the family and their neighbors aren’t as accepting of Joey’s bi-racial heritage. Inspired by Jackie Robinson, Joey learns how to shake off the taunts of the neighborhood bullies, gains an appreciation for his Jewish heritage, and builds a loving and respectful relationship with his grandfather.… (more)
LibraryThing member Sonya.Contreras
This book incorporated dealing with prejudices, forgiveness, healing, family dynamics and learning. Although in the children's section and my boys enjoyed the baseball, the action, and the interaction of the kids standing up against a bully, I enjoyed it as well.

Schwartz developed a family hurt by past mistakes and protected themselves by hiding and control. A second chance was offered, to make things right and the reader takes a roller-coaster ride wondering if all would be well and if anything can touch the grandfather's heart of stone.

Worthwhile read. Realistic look at life during Jackie Robinson's Rookie of the year.
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ISBN

0887767656 / 9780887767654
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