Thursday, June 18, 2020

Book of the Day: Rooting for Rafael Rosales

Rooting for Rafael Rosales by Kurtis Scaletta

Rooting for Rafael Rosales
From Hoopla: "Rafael has dreams. Every chance he gets he plays in the street games trying to build his skills, get noticed by scouts, and-someday-play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries. The bees are dying all over the world, and the company her father works for is responsible, making products that harm the environment. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, from Rafael's neighborhood in the Dominican Republic to present-day Minnesota, where Maya and her sister are following Rafael's first year in the minor leagues. In their own ways, Maya and Rafael search for hope, face difficult choices, and learn a secret-the same secret-that forever changes how they see the world."

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! All Books of the Day are available online. You can get Rooting for Rafael Rosales as an ebook from Hoopla if you have a Beverly Public Library Card. Want a physical book? Now you can reserve books for pickup at the library too -- or check with Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop of Beverly Farms.

Make sure you sign up for Beverly Public Library's Summer Reading program -- it starts on Monday, June 22. There are programs for kids, teens, AND adults!