LA Times Book Club names ‘Boys of Summer’ as its next selection
Dear reader, Baseball season is upon us, and there’s no better time to pick up the LA Times’ new book club selection, “The Boys of Summer” by Roger Kahn. It’s a classic work of sports journalism that weaves together Kahn’s memories of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, and stories from his years covering the team during Jackie Robinson’s legendary reign as a player and civil rights activist. To celebrate this book, the joy of baseball, and our own Dodgers, we will be hosting an event at Jackie Robinson’s alma mater, UCLA, in their prestigious Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 26. Author Roger Kahn, Dodger great Maury Wills, LA Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke and Dodger alumni will be there in person for a great conversation about baseball in our community. Mickey Kantor, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and avid baseball fan, will moderate the conversation. I hope to see you there.
Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times
Space will be limited, so be sure to RSVP today at: latimes.com/ReadingLosAngeles
Did you miss our last event with “Ghettoside” author Jill Leovy? The conversation continues at LA Times. com/bookclub.