Take Me Out to the Yakyu

by Aaron Meshon

Take Me Out to the Yakyu

Hardcover, 40 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $15.99 | purchase

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A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.

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Nothing says spring like baseball, no matter where you are. The little boy in Aaron Meshon's Take Me Out to the Yakyu is especially lucky — he gets to experience baseball in America with Pop Pop and in Japan with Ji Ji. Some things are the same, and some are very different. The American pitcher throws a 95 mph fastball, while the Japanese tousu throws a 153 kph sokkyu. In America, they cheer "Win! Win! Win!" In Japan, they cheer "Do your best!" But no matter where

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