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.
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
Black / White
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
baseball; race; death; stories
Peck, Robert Newton, "Extra Innings" (2003). DIVerse Families. 686.