**Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa
Candlewick Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 2002. 51 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF TES).
Maine Lupine Award Winner
Short and sweet, Becoming Joe DiMaggio
is a novel in verse.
On the day Joseph Paul was born in 1936, his grandfather made a child-size
chair for him, looking forward to the day when they could sit together and
listen to Yankees games. As he grew up, this became the symbol of his
life. He listened to Joseph Paul DiMaggio and dared to dream, despite
war, despite his own father’s arrest. He wanted to become Joe DiMaggio
when he grew up. Though that job was already taken, he found another
dream almost as big.
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