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Sport Hardcover – May 1, 1979
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In this book each adult has his or her own agenda and Sport is caught up in the best of them. I loved the sequence of events leading to show how Sport's mom ends up pursuing custody. In my own life, I know a situation where a mother abducted the children to keep them away from their father, and in my personal life, the legal battle did not result in such a satisfying ending.
I found Lisa to be a welcome character to allow Sport a reprieve from his duties, although my 2013 brain would have liked to have seen Sport and Lisa work out a list of chores for Sport to contribute to his household in a way that would lead to Sport feeling valued and appreciated in his home, since it's obvious that Sport doesn't really resent doing housework.
Louise Fitzhugh took on discussing issues in the 1970s and portrayed them in a very meaningful way that has led Harriet the Spy to become one of the most well-known books of that generation. I'd like to think that her perspective led a lot of children to believe they were much more capable than they had previously thought. I know I did. In Sport, it was nice to be jarred by how Sport's non-white friends are perceived by his racist mother in this era. Thank goodness, times have changed for many people!