The Brooklyn Nine by Alan M. Gratz

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Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings?nine generations. One game?one family. Through it all, one thing remains true: the bonds of family are as strong as a love of the game.


About Alan M. Gratz

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Alan Gratz ( has been a life long baseball fan. He explored his own family history as an inspiration for this novel. His first book, Samurai Shortstop, was an ALA Best Books for Young Adults.
Published January 17, 2009 by Puffin. 332 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nearly nine generations span the years from Alexander Cartwright’s 1840s Knickerbocker Base Ball days to the present, and Gratz places a young character from a fictional family of Brooklynites in each, threading their stories together with the development of the American bat and ball game.

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Kat Snider leaves home during the Second World War to play baseball for the All-American Girls Baseball League.

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