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Baseball and unicorns

Today is Major League Baseball's Opening Day. The following exchange encapsulates my children's fandoms and their reading interests.

Me: Are they playing at home?

Older Child: Yes, look at their uniforms.

Younger Child: There are unicorns?! 

For related book recommendations, visit the Guide/Reviews Database subjects: Sports--Baseball + Unicorns. See also previous years' posts about our national pastime. And for March Madness fans (Go Tar Heels!): Sports--Basketball

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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Margo Bartlett

"There are UNICORNS?!" could have been spoken by one of my own grandchildren. Given that the school district my daughters attended, and in which my husband and I live, recently (after a disappointing outcome for a couple of school board seats) told the author of "It's Okay to Be A Unicorn" not to read his book or talk about unicorns or rainbows during an author visit, I love knowing that unicorn love lives on.

Posted : Apr 11, 2022 07:40



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