The Brooklyn Nine

The Brooklyn Nine Felix Schneider an immigrant from Germany cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three Out All Out Walter Snider batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas arranges a team tryout for a b

  • Title: The Brooklyn Nine
  • Author: Alan Gratz
  • ISBN: 9780803732247
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1845 Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three Out, All Out 1908 Walter Snider, batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban 1945 Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All American Girls Baseball League 1981 Michael Flint fi nds1845 Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three Out, All Out 1908 Walter Snider, batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban 1945 Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All American Girls Baseball League 1981 Michael Flint fi nds himself pitching a perfect game during the Little League season at Prospect Park And there are fi ve Schneiders to meet In nine innings, this novel tells the stories of nine successive Schneider kids and their connection to Brooklyn and baseball As in all family histories and all baseball games, there is glory and heartache, triumph and sacrifi ce And it ain t over till it s over.
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    • Karen Ball says:

      This is definitely the most interesting historical fiction/sports combination I've read yet! Each "inning" is the story of one generation of a Brookyn family, and its connection to baseball and American history. Each inning has 3 short chapters, and Alan Gratz weaves in historically significant events, people and culture: immigration, the Civil War, segregation, prejudice, the Mafia, the All American Girls Baseball League during World War II, and Sputnik among them. Connecting all of them are th [...]

    • Noah Mizrahi says:

      It was very good, but there are some cliffhangers. Also, the writer did a good job describing the character's feelings.

    • Matthew Cannella says:

      The Brooklyn Nine is broken down into nine different stories, one story per chapter. Each story has different main characters that are from the same family but from different generations. It starts out in 1845 during the Great New York City Fire of 1845 and goes through major events during American history ending in 2002. The history of baseball is mixed with the events of America’s history. From playing baseball during the Civil War, to a women’s league, and little league, baseball evolves [...]

    • Shreya Jupelly says:

      This book is pretty good! (I only rant on books I don't like, but maybe a review will come out later)

    • Marcos Rodriguez says:

      This is definitely the most interesting historical fiction/ sports I have read yet. For nine generations, their Schneider family history has been wrapped up with baseball. In the first inning of the book its starts with a young boy from Germany named Felix. Felix moved to America to start his life over and make enough money to pay for his family to come to America and join him. He is a fabric runner for his uncle but he likes to play baseball more than anything. Felix was helping Mr. Cartwright [...]

    • Russ Bruxvoort says:

      Historical fiction about nine generations of a family that loves baseball. This was a great way to learn about what was happening in the U.S. from 1845 to today. Immigration, the Civil War, a woman's baseball league, Internet research, and more are covered. I read it in two days and enjoyed each story and looked up more about several of them.

    • Betsy says:

      One Sentence Review: Since I'm not a baseball person I didn't hope to be impressed by this nine generation tale of Brooklyn and baseball, but Gratz makes fine use of the characters and time periods in this oddly compelling little book.

    • Vinnie says:

      The Brooklyn Nine was a very scattered book in my opinion, but there was lots of suspense and kept you on the edge of your seat. My favorite part was finding out all the players. Overall, The Brooklyn Nine was an outstanding book and I absoulutley loved it.

    • Mia Durham says:

      I loved how this book went through generations after generations and it just seemed cool to me.

    • Weston Macfarlane says:

      This book is about the Schneider family’s ancestry. It tells the story of nine different Schneider family members in different generations and their ties to baseball. It is a fantastic book. I love how it talks about baseball over the years. The book opens with the story of Felix Schneider and his trips to the park to play baseball. When it went more in depth about the rules that those kids played, I was fascinated by it. Baseball has changed a lot. I am a baseball addict, and I didn’t under [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      Alan Gratz covers a wide range of social history and cultural norms from across the decades as he follows a family across 9 generations. Great for any upper elementary/middle school classroom looking to start a research unit - immigration, civil war, vaudeville, ethnic discrimination (Jews and Africa Americans), sports journalism, Rosie the Riveter, women's professional baseball, and Sputnik - just to name a few jumping off points. I loved how each chapter was a story from the next generation (b [...]

    • Melanie says:

      I'm loving Alan Gratz these days, and I also love baseball, so I was excited to read this book. It's cleverly written, following nine generations of a family and their involvement with baseball. This spans from the mid-1800's until present day, told in "nine innings." It was neat to read about the evolution of baseball, too.

    • Kyla says:

      I'm not a fan of baseball, but the stories were actually pretty interesting. The only thing that took me by surprise was that it is really a series of 9 short stories that are only vaguely related.

    • Phillip says:

      I would have liked Snider in the ninth inning to find the connection between the items in the box

    • Hannah says:

      Kind of fun to jump through time and sample lives through Gratz's simple vignettes. And I don't even LIKE baseball!

    • Justin says:

      Confusing book to understand. Too many stories within a story.

    • Nicolas Rimalovski says:

      It was very good. It is important for young readers to know about immigration from a long time ago

    • Tyson says:

      I love this book because I like baseball but the thing I didn't like about it was how at the end of each inning there was a cliffhanger.

    • Leslie Fitzpatrick says:

      Get ready, I normally write my reviews on my phone, but I got out the computer for this one. So I first heard about this book from Debby Smith a few years ago and didn't really care much because I'm not a baseball fan. As I started reading it occurred to me that I've never watched a baseball movie I didn't like and also this is not really a "baseball" book, it's historical fiction with an emphasis on the baseball. By the end of the first story I was hooked and unlike Kieran I couldn't leave unti [...]

    • Monoskoonkiana says:

      The book Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz is a fairly good book. While reading it the beginning can be a little confusing, because each “inning” is split into different people. The innings each have three chapters in them.The first innings main character is Felix Schneider. He is a ten year old immigrant from Bremen, Germany. He calls himself the fastest boy in all of Brooklyn. One day after delivering his parcels he stumbled upon the New York Knickerbockers, the first baseball team to ever play [...]

    • DaNae says:

      I feel lucky that I have a job that justifies all the reading I do. I’m lucky that more often than not I enjoy what shows up in front of my eyes. In recent months however I have had the realization that with the excessive amount of books that pass my way I am diluting the satisfaction I feel with the reading experience overall. Less and less do I feel as I slide into the back cover, that intoxicating feeling of having played a part in an exceptional experience, leaving me a bit winded, a bit d [...]

    • Kay Mcgriff says:

      Baseball fans will enjoy reading about the Schneider family. For nine generations, their history has been wrapped up with that of baseball. It begins with Felix Schneider, a German immigrant who cheers on the New York Knickerbockers as they play three-0ut, all-out. A tragic accident while fighting fires with Alexander Cartwright (the father of modern baseball) puts an end to some of his dreams, but leads to more. From generation to generation, baseball ties this family together. Louis Schneider [...]

    • Mike says:

      Brooklyn NineBy: Alan GratzMike Adler This book is kinda confusing but if you keep reading it, it makes sense. this book is probably one of the best book I have read in a long time. Anyone would like this book but its pushed more towards people who want to learn about baseball or who play baseball. If you enjoy baseball or enjoy learning new things that you’ve never realized you wanted to study. I suggest this book for those people. This book reminds me of my life because all 9 of the main ch [...]

    • Elena Mills says:

      I was fascinated by this book. It was incredibly creative, the way that Alan Gratz followed one family in different generations in nine different innings! I know nothing about baseball and this book still made sense to me, enough so that I really enjoyed it!

    • Sandra Stiles says:

      This was an interesting book. The book is told as nine short stories that are loosely related. They are all tied together through the theme of baseball. The chapters are told as if they were innings in a baseball game. The first inning we are introduced to Felix Schneider playing ball with his friends. He had stowed away on a boat to New York and lives with his uncle. He considers himself the fastest runner in New York. After running errands for his uncle he stops to watch the Knickerbockers pla [...]

    • Cooper S says:

      Alan Gratz book, The Brooklyn Nine, is a story told in nine innings about a boy named Felix Schneider who dreams of being the fastest base runner for the New York Knickerbockers baseball team. Felix makes his own baseball, which is passed down through the generations. His legs were hurt badly when he tried to run away from a burning building that had things inside it that exploded. He decides he will not let his injure keep him from his love of baseball. In the second inning the next generation [...]

    • The Reading Countess says:

      Publisher’s Summary: Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings—nine generations. One game—one family. Through it all, one thing remains true: the bonds of fami [...]

    • Lisa says:

      The Brooklyn Nine follows the descendants of a German Jew named Felix Schneider and the development of our National Pastime. Felix lands in Brooklyn as a youth from Bremen - the fastest boy in Bremen, Germany- to work in the garment industry. The story then leads to his son who takes his love of baseball and the baseball his father made onto the battlefields of Northern Virginia. While serving with the Brooklyn 14th, the legendary Red Legged Devils, Louis meets the man erroneously charged with t [...]

    • Joseph Luz says:

      This is a book that tells the stories of nine different kids and their passion for baseball, Nine innings in a game, 1 "Inning" Per kid Felix plays in 1854 and likes the New York Knickerbockers. Felix would go to watch the Knickerbockers just for the fun of it. He found them 1 day while he followed an oddly dressed man, By far this is my favorite story in the book. Louis is a soldier during the Civil War and plays ball when there isn't a battle happening, him and his friend Stuart are quite a bi [...]

    • Tami says:

      The Brooklyn Nine is sectioned into nine innings/stories, each of which is a succeeding generation in one family with the theme of each story centering around baseball. It is an intriguing structure for a novel and has some great possibilities.The individual stories are each well-written with nicely drawn characters. I liked the stories/”innings” separately. The problem I have is that there is really no connection between the stories in plot or character content. The characters from the earl [...]

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