by Doug Cornfield
First-grader Dave Clark lost the use of his legs to polio as a baby, so when his teacher announces a walking field trip to the local firehouse, Dave is worried. What if he can’t keep up? Luckily, his fellow classmate Ernie Pound concocts a plan so Dave can join in the fun.
Set in the 1950s in Corning, New York, A Pound of Kindness is a true story from the childhood of Dave Clark, the only professional baseball player to pitch from crutches, a “National Hero of Sports” winner, and an advocate for children with differing abilities.