Since there are many poetry books for young people about sports, it may be surprising that baseball alone has generated much poetry writing itself. From the classic “Casey at the Bat” to novels in verse set in the poetry world, here are poetry books that are sure to please young readers.
The list begins:
Burg, Ann. 2009. All the Broken Pieces. New York: Scholastic.
Burleigh, Robert. 2003. Home Run. San Diego: Voyager.
Fehler, Gene. 2009. Change-up; Baseball Poems. Ill. by Donald Wu. New York: Clarion
Florian, Douglas. 2012. Poem Runs; Baseball Poems and Paintings. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Ed. 1993. Extra Innings: Baseball Poems. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
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