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 "Backtracked" and "The Red Blazer Girls"

The Children's Book Review

More and more books for younger readers spill out from publishers and two of the more intriguing entries are "Backtracked" and "The Red Blazer Girls."

"Backtracked" is by Pedro de Alcantara (Delacorte Press, $15.99, 256 pages ). Alcantara, a Brazilian musician, shows off his writing skills in this taut, trim ride taken on the New York City subway of Tommy Latrella -  a ride through the city through time. It is a perfect book for history buffs ages 12 and up.

"The Red Blazer Girls." By Michael D. Beil (Knopf, $16.99, 299 pages) is focused on Catholic schoolgirls who go on a scavenger hunt through Manhattan in a kind of modern day Nancy Drew experience. The hunt is filled with twists and turns as Beil, who teaches English in a Catholic High School in Manhattan, carefully and craftily unfolds this delightful book that is especially suitable for ages 8-12.   

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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

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