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The moving story of an unlikely friendship between a young white boy and a black baseball player set against the dramatic backdrop of turbulent race relations in 1950s America. Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can?t have: to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and for life to return the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa, and sets up camp near the river. Luther is an injured former Negro Baseball League player, and Charlie loves baseball. The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Holden's white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther?s, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Authors Carol Gorman and Ron Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.

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Gorman and Findley pen the moving story of an unlikely friendship between a young white boy and a black baseball player set against the dramatic backdrop of turbulent race relations in 1950s America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561453375
Author:
Gorman, Carol
Publisher:
Peachtree Jr
Author:
Findley, Ron J.
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.71x6.32x.87 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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