Boston Red Sox Books
New! Gift Boxed Set
This gift boxed set includes both full-color, hardbound picture books
86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox and This Is Our City:
How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong by the award-winning
author/illustrator team of Melinda Boroson and Gary Phillips.
These wonderful companion books that celebrate our beloved city
and baseball team come in a stylish, keepsake slipcase.
This Is Our City: How the 2013 Red Sox Kept Boston Strong
This 32-page, full-color, hardbound picture book was published to
honor the city of Boston for its resilience and determination in the
wake of the devastation of the Boston Marathon bombings, and to
commemorate that same resilience and determination in the Boston
Red Sox team who went from “worst” (last in the standings of 2012)
to “first”—the winners of the 2013 World Series!
The award-winning author/illustrator team of 86 Years: The Legend of
the Boston Red Sox, Melinda Boroson and Gary Phillips, also
collaborated to create This Is Our City. Side-by-side This Is Our City
and 86 Years are wonderful companion books celebrating our
beloved city and baseball team.
86 Years: The Legend of the Boston Red Sox
This 32-page, full-color, hardbound picture book tells the story of
decades of frustration—as the Boston Red Sox and their fans
went without a World Series win for 86 years—leading up to the
team’s astonishing come-from-behind victory, against tremendous
odds, to win the 2004 World Series!
Exquisitely illustrated by Gary Phillips and charmingly written by
Melinda Boroson in rhyme and rhythm that will remind you of
“Casey at the Bat,” 86 Years has become an iconic keepsake book
for Red Sox Nation.
Awards: 49th Annual New England Book Show (2006) winner in
Books: Juvenile category
Chosen by Massachusetts Teacher’s Association and Verizon Yellow
Pages as the featured book for the Red Sox Reading Game
Appeared on “A Legend of Literacy” poster and in a televised public
service announcement with Red Sox star catcher Jason Varitek.