Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Linda Sue Park
Against the background of major league baseball and the Korean War, Maggie Fortini, who is a diehard Brooklyn Dodgers fan, finds a way to make a difference in the world when her brother Jim is drafted into the army and needs her help. 75,000 first printing.

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  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Maggie, as most people call her, or Margaret Olivia Fortini, is one of the biggest Brooklyn Dodgers fans there is. Maggie lives near the firehouse and has some friends in there. She listens to every game with them at the firehouse, and even though she doesn't play the game, she knows a lot about it. She can recite player statistics, batting averages, innings and she understands all of the plays. She prays so much but year after agonizing year the Dodgers still don't win the World Series. When the firehouse gets a new fire fighter, Jim, Maggie starts to bond with him over baseball.

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