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Title

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Publisher

HarperTrophy

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780064472296

Pages

216 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

800L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Adoption; Family member death; Kinship care; Interracial; Bicultural; Physical disability; adopted adult; death of parents; death of a mother; death of a father; death of siblings; death of grandparents; great-grandparent raising great-grandchild; two races; interracial family; two cultures; broken leg

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

great-grandfather and adopted great-aunt

Keywords

baseball; race; death; stories; plane crash; healing; grief

Diversity Impact

direct

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