Curtis, G. (2001). The bat boy and his violin. New York: Aladdin Publishers

Annotation: This book is about a young boy named Reginald who loves to play the violin but is forced to become the bat boy for the baseball team that his dad manages for the Negro National League. Reginald uses his music to help the Dukes baseball team out of their slump.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grade: 3,4

Readers who will like this book: This book is good for readers who enjoy the game of baseball. This book is also good for readers who enjoy music.

Response/ Rating: I would give this book a 5 (1-5). I think this book has a great storyline that brings a son and father together.

Question: In what way did Reginald help his dad’s baseball team?