Strike Zone

By: Mike Lupica

Twelve-year-old star Little League pitcher Nick Garcia has a dream. Several, in fact. He dreams he’ll win this season’s MVP and the chance to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. He dreams he’ll meet his hero, Yankee’s pitcher Michael Arroyo. He dreams they’ll find a cure for Lupus so he sister won’t have to suffer. But mostly, he dreams one day his family can stop living in fear of the government. For one kid, it’s almost too much to bear.

Luckily, Nick has his two best friends Ben and Diego to keep him balanced. But when Nick notices a mysterious man lurking on his street corner, he senses a threat. Suddenly, his worst fears are realized, and just when it seems there’s no one they can trust, an unexpected hero emerges and changes everything.

ISBN: 9780525514886

JLG Release: Dec 2019


Sensitive Areas: Racism
Topics: Baseball , US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , Dominican Americans , Family life , Bronx, New York , Emigration and immigration , Hispanic and Latino Americans

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Book Details

ISBN

9780525514886

First Release

December 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

272

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.4; Points: 9;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 790L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Philomel

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Racism

Topics

Baseball, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Dominican Americans, Family life, Bronx, New York, Emigration and immigration, Hispanic and Latino Americans,

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