Ben and Emma's Big Hit - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Philomel Books
  • Published : 07 Dec 2021
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN-10 : 0593204115
  • ISBN-13 : 9780593204115
  • Language : English

Ben and Emma's Big Hit

From California Governor Gavin Newsom comes an empowering picture book about a young boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading.

Ben loves baseball. He loves the lines of diamond-shaped field and the dome of the pitcher's mound. What Ben doesn't like is reading. Ben has dyslexia, which means letters and sounds get jumbled up in his brain, and then the words don't make sense. But when Ben starts looking at reading like he looks at baseball, he realizes that if he keeps trying, he can overcome any obstacle that comes his way.

In this empowering story by California Governor Gavin Newsom, inspired by his own childhood diagnosis of dyslexia, readers will learn that kids with the determination to try (and try again) can do big things.

*This book is set in a font specifically designed to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.

Readers Top Reviews

Don’t let these negative comments push you away from a great book for children!!!!!!! It has nothing to do with politics. A great book! Definitely recommend!!!! Will be adding it to my classroom book collection. A great book to educate children on dyslexia and how to be understanding of their peers.
Book Me Nerdy
I love what this story represents and that it’s bringing awareness to something that many people experience. I also appreciate that the proceeds are being donated. Really excited to read this with the kids in my life!
Jennifer Parker
Overcoming dyslexia is a great accomplishment, especially while crime is running rampant, the economy is suffering with companies leaving California and a pandemic is raging. What an inspiration!
Had a hard time finding kids books about dyslexia for my kid who struggles with it. It’s nice for her to see herself in this story.
Cory Clemmons
Super excited to get this book before Christmas for my nephew who is 6 years old and plays baseball. My nephew isn't as interested in reading as my niece, but I'm hoping this book (on a subject that he loves) will pique his interest. So happy a book on baseball, targeted at my nephew's age, has come about in time for the holidays.