Say-Hey and the Babe

Neil Wald­man
  • Review
By – April 2, 2012
Two con­nect­ed sto­ries about a group of boys grow­ing up in New York and their love for stick ball and base­ball is com­ple­ment­ed by text-box­es and side­bars that pro­vide inter­est­ing tid­bits and his­tor­i­cal back­ground. Heavy on nos­tal­gia, the audi­ence is lim­it­ed to base­ball fans who grew up in New York in the 1950’s and pos­si­bly their grand­chil­dren. And while all of the char­ac­ters have Jew­ish names and the Yid­dish word men­sch is defined, the Jew­ish con­tent is lim­it­ed. For ages 7 – 10.

Rachel Kamin has been a syn­a­gogue librar­i­an and Jew­ish edu­ca­tor for over twen­ty-five years and has worked at North Sub­ur­ban Syn­a­gogue Beth El in High­land Park, IL since 2008, cur­rent­ly serv­ing as the Direc­tor of Life­long Learn­ing. A past chair of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Com­mit­tee and past edi­tor of Book Reviews for Chil­dren & Teens for the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries News & Reviews, her arti­cles and book reviews appear in numer­ous pub­li­ca­tions. She has been a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Library Association’s Sophie Brody Book Award Com­mit­tee since 2021.

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