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; 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
Black / White
great-grandfather and adopted great-aunt
baseball; race; death; stories; plane crash; healing; grief
Peck, Robert Newton, "Extra Innings" (2003). Diverse Families. 686.