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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bat 6-that's the softball game played every year between the sixth-grade girls of Barlow and Bear Creek Ridge. All the girls-Beautiful Hair Hallie, Manzanita who gets the spirit, the twins Lola and Lila, Tootie, Shadean-they've been waiting for their turn at Bat 6 since they could first toss a ball.
This time there's a newcomer on each team: Aki, at first base for the Ridgers, who just returned with her family from a place she's too embarrassed to talk about. And Shazam, center field for Barlow, who's been shunted around by her mother since her father was killed on December 7, 1941.
The adukts of the two towns would rather not speak about why Aki's family had to "go away." They can't quite admit just how "different" Shazam is. And that is why the two girls are on a collision course that explodes catastrophically on the morning Bat 6, the day they've been preparing for all their lives.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/20/2014

    " Another good book from Wolff. I enjoyed how this book was written in the view points of each 12 year old girl on two different soft ball teams. The first half of the book leads up to the big game and the second half describes what happened at the game and after. Good book that addresses prejudice in a way that actually the book "Nurture Shock" (that I recently read) said research says we should address it--openly talking about our differences to our children because if we don't, if try to "ignore" them in hopes that our children will too, it will just cause more problems. Here is an excerpt from the book that makes my point: "Why didn't they say so? Why didn't they tell us...? We would have known.... We would of understood. I asked my mom why nobody explained it to us before. My own mom...didn't know the answer. My own dad said, 'I thought you did know.' 'Well, I didn't. So there.' I said." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lilli | 2/10/2014

    " Great book. I has trouble at first with all the perspectives (not my strong suit!), but it unfolds in a very interesting way and certainly reveals a great deal about the era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kk | 2/5/2014

    " it is a good way to learn about softball and racisim "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Azalea | 2/3/2014

    " IT WAS AMAZING! I LOVED IT! I wish it hadn't ended! :-( "

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