illustrated by Steven Salerno

Clarion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the
1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball
team . . . with three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brother
team in baseball history. They loved the game, but more important, they cared for
and supported each other and stayed together as a team. Nothing life threw their way
could stop them.


"A captivating story, impeccable layout and glorious illustrations make this historical account an unqualified winner." --The New York Times  

"A lively story about family loyalty and love of the game, pulled from the sidelines of baseball history." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)  

"This story sends out positive vibes of a family who sticks together, yet couples the tale with sorrowful times as well. A delight not to miss." --School Library Journal (starred review)  

"(A) very special exhibition of family loyalty and love of sports...the pictures are full of vitality." --Booklist (starred review)  

"A family's love and devotion to each other and to the game of baseball, depicted lovingly." --Kirkus Reviews 

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