Yankees shortstop Jeter is a genuine role model, and this Sports Stars with Heart series entry is a very respectful, if somewhat distancing, profile. The book covers Jeter's stellar career, beginning in high school (where he played basketball, too), and continuing through his decade with the Yankees and his many honors and awards. But there is little about his personal life, though mention is made of his biracial background ((his parents met in Germany while they were serving in the U.S. Army). Sidebars highlight his place in Yankee--and baseball--history. Jeter's work with his Turn 2 Foundation, which supports scholarships, baseball clinics, physical fitness for young people, and other worthy activities, is stressed. Photographs are in stunning color; notes and a bibliography are minimal but present. GraceAnne DeCandidoCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Tom Robinson is a freelance sports writer and an editor of medical and educational books. His 17-year career as a newspaper sports writer and sports editor included coverage of baseball s World Series and All-Star Game. He resides with his wife, Daria, and daughters Kasey and Bridgette in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
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