Last summer, my kiddos and I enjoyed several brief but informative summer evening read-alouds with nonfiction picture books. Last evening, we reignited that tradition with two winning choices.
We hit it out of the park (pun intended) with Nancy Churnin's The William Hoy Story. Hoy was an outstanding major league baseball player who also happened to be deaf. His story is one of hard work, determination, and courage. Very inspirational. I teared up toward the end because I was so moved and, honestly, it's good for kids to see that kind of tangible evidence of the power of words and stories.
And if this one inspires you to read another excellent nonfiction picture book about baseball: check out Brothers at Bat.
We have two more nonfiction gems checked out from the library so stay tuned!