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Author: Carol Gorman, Ron J. Findley Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2019 ISBN: 9781982623555
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Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can’t get: to make the local baseball team and to have life return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War.

When Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in Charlie’s small Iowa town, the two strike up a friendship. Luther is a former Negro Baseball League player, and he agrees to coach Charlie’s fledgling neighborhood baseball team.

But many of the town’s white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther’s, violence erupts in the town, and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger.

Authors Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story set in the days of the Negro Leagues that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.

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  • “Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jone | 8/16/2013

    " Should make a great read a loud. A glimpse into the past about race relations, baseball, and prejudice. It seems that there is much to discuss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 7/20/2013

    " Baseball, Iowa setting, and a pretty realistic racial message as well. It was a good book, more thought-provoking than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 3/12/2013

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think I would but I did!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess | 11/30/2012

    " This happens to be one of my favorite books. I think it is a great story about true friendship and great trust! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dquan | 11/26/2012

    " I think this is a really good book it had some action not a lot but some. It had sad parts in there it all most made me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/12/2012

    " I've read this book twice...and both times I found myself cheering and anxious and fascinated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaE | 5/24/2012

    " this was a very surprising book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 3/21/2012

    " This book was amazing, it was one of my Battle Books and I enjoyed it SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! It changed me because I learned many new different baseball techniques!!! Thank you Luther :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Addy | 3/5/2012

    " I actually liked it! Good baseball story "

About the Author

Carol Gorman is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for kids, including Stumptown Kid, The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan, Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and A Midsummer Night’s Dork. She is a former middle school teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.