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BrooklynFans Of Books: Bud Selig On A Life In Baseball

For The Good Of The Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball 

By Bud Selig

William Morrow; hardcover, $28.99; available July 9

For more than a century, the game of baseball was resistant to change, as everyone from the owners to the managers to the players, and certainly, the fans, were against it.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Breathe In, Cash Out” By Madeleine Henry

Breathe In, Cash Out

By Madeleine Henry

Atria Books Hardcover; $26.00; available July 9

Madeleine Henry worked at Goldman Sachs an in investment management in New York City after she graduated from Yale in 2014, where she wrote comedy for The Yale Record, America’s oldest college humor magazine.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: The Love Prison Made and Unmade

The Love Prison Made and Unmade: My Story

By Ebony Roberts

Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, $25.99; available July 9

Ebony Roberts is a writer, researcher, and activist, who has worked in the food justice and prison abolition movements for nearly twenty years. She recently served as program director for #BeyondPrisons, an organization designed to uplift the voices of those impacted by the criminal justice system. She received her BA in Social Relations and Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Volunteer” On A World War II Hero Battling Nazis In Poland

The Volunteer: One Man, An Underground Army, And The Secret Mission To Destroy Auschwitz

By Jack Fairweather

Custom House; hardcover; $28.99

The Auschwitz concentration camp was the epicenter of Hitler’s Final Solution, and it was a living horror. Incredibly, one unsung Polish patriot orchestrated his own arrest and incarceration in the death camp in order to establish a resistance network against the Nazis.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Stars in His Eyes”

Stars in His Eyes

By Martí Gironell

Amazon Crossing; hardcover, $24.95; paperback, $14.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available today, July 1

Ceferino Carrión is desperate for a new life—one of opportunity, fortune, and fame. But he knows he’ll never find this life in war-torn Spain. With his home country under the heel of the devastating Franco dictatorship and call-up papers on his doorstep, Cefe knows there’s only one thing he can do: run.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Echo Park Castaways””

The Echo Park Castaways

By M.G. Hennessey

HarperCollins; hardcover; ages 8-12; grades 3-7; $16.99; available Tuesday, July 2

The Echo Park Castaways shines a powerful light on the Los Angeles foster care system, while telling a poignant and optimistic story suitable for middle grade readers. It tells the story of four vastly different kids who are housed together and the connection they forge that helps them overcome obstacles and create their own family.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Ten Innings At Wrigley” On One Of The Wildest Ballgames Ever

Ten Innings At Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever with Baseball on the Brink

By Kevin Cook

Henry Holt and Company; hardcover, 272 pages; $28.00

There has been a great tradition in baseball writing of books that focus on one game and all that goes into it, with a recent example Power Ball by Rob Neyer, which focused on a game in the past few years between the Houston Astros and Oakland A’s and the systems they employ to win.

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