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By: Antony John

After a car accident takes Noah's father's life and leaves him paralyzed, Noah must use a wheelchair. While his playing days might be over, baseball isn’t done with Noah yet.

ISBN: 9780062835628

JLG Release: Dec 2018


Topics: Baseball , Grief , People with disabilities , Wheelchairs , Physical therapy , Recovery

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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After a car crash kills his father and leaves Noah in a wheelchair, he is adjusting to the changes in his life and the way that those around him treat him differently. With the help of his longtime friend Alyssa and new friend Dee-Dub, Noah embarks on a series of hilarious challenges to beat the bully, drive away his mom’s new love interest, and After a car crash kills his father and leaves Noah in a wheelchair, he is adjusting to the changes in his life and the way that those around him treat him differently. With the help of his longtime friend Alyssa and new friend Dee-Dub, Noah embarks on a series of hilarious challenges to beat the bully, drive away his mom’s new love interest, and right other wrongs. This action-packed, humorous story contains well-developed, dynamic characters who are thoughtful and relatable. As Noah navigates his new reality, he encounters and eventually learns to manage both physical and emotional challenges. There are, however, some missteps in the depiction of daily life as a wheelchair user. For example, there are several scenes in which Noah’s mom lifts his motorized wheelchair, a feat which would be nearly impossible, as motorized chairs are much too heavy for a single person to lift. Or, later, when he visits a multi-story house, no information is given in the text about how he navigates to the house or if and how he travels to the upper floors. The vocabulary and themes suggest this book is suited for upper elementary and middle school readers. It contains many relevant coming-of-age themes, such as dealing with bullies, loss, disability, first love, and forgiveness. VERDICT A solid purchase for medium and large collections.–Jenifer Pickens, Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, VA

Book Details

ISBN

9780062835628

First Release

December 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

336

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.4; Points: 8;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 630L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Harper

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Topics

Baseball, Grief, People with disabilities, Wheelchairs, Physical therapy, Recovery,

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