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An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.

About the Author

VINCE VAWTER, a native of Memphis, retired after a 40-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and pubisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana. Paperboy is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375990588
Author:
Vawter, Vince
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
stuttering;memphis;historical fiction;realistic fiction;segregation;tennessee;racism
Subject:
stuttering;historical fiction;memphis;realistic fiction;racism;segregation;fiction;tennessee;coming of age
Subject:
stuttering;historical fiction;memphis;realistic fiction;segregation;tennessee;fiction;race relations;racism;coming of age;disability
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.81 x 5.64 x 0.86 in 0.73 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

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