You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!

Book review by Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A must for any baseball fan.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

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I can't help reading this book in a Brooklyn accent to my second graders and they just love it. Sandy's story is interesting to kids, the language and delivery really hook them. And for Jewish kids, both religious and not, his story can be especially inspirational.

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age 6+


This is an inspiring book, even though my children do not yet understand it. My son is a left-hand pitcher on his little league, and I know this will be motivating for him when he gets older.

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