The Babe and I


by David Adler
illustrated by Terry Widener

Set during the Great Depression. A boy finds out his dad is unemployed so he becomes a news boy at Yankee Stadium to help his family. He uses baseball news to sell a lot of papers, and one day even Babe Ruth buys a paper from him.  A book about baseball...and about empathy and family.

This book won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Honor!


Reading Levels

Interest Level:  K-Gr. 3            DRA Level: 30                    Lexile Measure: 330L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.8          Guided Reading: N


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