Thursday, January 14, 2010
Looking for Newbery: Day 15: The Brooklyn Nine
We're getting close, and I thought I had run out of books on my list, but thanks to the comment challenge and author Patricia Weaver, I was reminded of The Brooklyn Nine. I really liked this one and was fascinated by the way author Alan Gratz wove the generations of a German immigrant family through history and nine innings of a baseball game.
While I haven't seen it mentioned on any Newbery prediction lists, this book is definitely worth a read.
On another note, Karen and I are both participating in the comment challenge from MotherReader and speaking for myself, I have truly enjoyed it. I sit down each night with the list here and go through one by one, looking for opportunities to comment and add to the blogger conversation. It's also given me the chance to look at some different blogs that I wasn't aware of. My plan is to keep referring to the list even after the challenge is over on January 28.