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Publisher

HarperTrophy

Pages

216 pages

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780064472296

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Kinship care; Bicultural; Biracial; grandparents raising grandchild; two races; grandfather and step grandmother; death of family members two cultures; two races

Annotation

After a tragic airplane crash that claims the lives of most of his family, sixteen-year-old Tate goes to live with his wealthy great-grandfather and his adopted black great-aunt Vidalia and he finds unexpected solace in the stories of her childhood spent travelling with a Depression-era Negro baseball team.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

baseball; race; death; stories

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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