by Johnny Boateng
About the Author
"Not just a baseball story, this reading level 4.2 book also addresses the issues of bullying in person and online, belonging, grief and persistence. The hero Kal is a strong, athletic girl who loves baseball so much that she tries harder and harder in the face of bullying...
The book is totally up to date as the teens have cellphones and laptops to use Instagram and Snapchat to hurt others. The dialogue is realistic for the age group, lively and effective as it moves the action along...The fluid, transitory way in which this age group enters into and drifts out of relationships is very well done in this book.
Although baseball is central to the story and the baseball scenes are full of action and drama, all teens will be drawn to the personal drama of how the characters win friends and influence people."
Personal BestJay is stuggling with his running skills at basketball camp but luckily for Jay, a new teammate and friend has figured out how to bring out the best in people.$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3
Power PlayZach Thomas has just returned from a near season-ending injury, and to make matters worse, now a bully on an opposing team has decided they have unfinished business. Can Zach learn how to stand up to his fear of getting hurt and to the bully?$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 9-13
Camp All-StarRed-hot, pumped-up, on-court action. That's what summer basketball camp promises to deliver, and that's what Jeff Lang is determined to get.$9.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 4
Miss Little's LosersThe Brunswick Valley School soccer team haven't won a game all season long. When their coach resigns, the only person who will coach them is Miss Little ... their former kindergarten teacher!$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 9-13