One-Handed Catch

Title

One-Handed Catch

Authors

Mary Jane Auch

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780805079005

Pages

248 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

710L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; limb loss; amputation; hand amputee; one-handed

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2011 Intermediate
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009 - 2010 Middle Grade
Audie Award, 2009, Finalist, Children's Titles(for Ages 8-12)
Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2009, Honor Book
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2008
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007

Keywords

grocery store; meat market; accident; baseball; art; New York; sports; post-World War II; middle school

Diversity Impact

direct

One-Handed Catch

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