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Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Scott loves football, but all the other kids notice him for is his brains. New in town, he's eager to make friends, but no one pays any attention to him. Then Chris, the best football player in the sixth grade, steps in when another kid is picking on Scott. Chris and Scott become fast friends, and that helps Scott on the football field. But Chris has a secret that could get him kicked off the team. Can Scott help Chris, or will the team lose Chris's talent forever? Will Scott ever succeed on the football field?
Date read: 7/30/2009
Willie and the All-Stars
Audience: K - 8th Grade
Willie lives on the North Side of Chicago with dreams of becoming a 'Major Leaguer'. That is until he is told that, 'It's all about the color of your skin and yours is the wrong color.' Willie's dream of playing with his good friend in the Major League is crushed. That is until he gets to go see a baseball game between the Negro Leaguers and the Major Leaguers where his dream of becoming a Major League baseball player is rekindled.
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Date read: 6/26/2009
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Kelly's softball season is setting up to be a great one: she's a part of a talented team of long-time friends, and everyone is eager to start competing. Then life throws her a curve ball. She is transferred to another team, and instead of playing with her friends, she'll be playing on a rival team. Furthermore, her mom has started dating someone new, and he seems to think he can tell Kelly what to do. Then, a new pitch is introduced into the games. Kelly, formerly the best hitter in the league, can't hit the windmill pitch to save her life. Kelly feels like everything is falling apart. Can she pull it together and save her reputation as a player?
Date read: 12/4/2009
Her Problems Were Just the Beginning...
I liked this book because Kelly had big problems and turned them into small ones.
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Vicky adores playing tennis. It's the only part of life where she has any talent. Still, she's not the best. So when Brenda, one of the best players on the 8th grade team, agrees to practice and play with her, it's a dream come true. This is Vicky's chance to make herself a winner. Then Reggie, Vicky's best friend, says she sees Brenda cheating during a game. Vicky is torn. Is Reggie just jealous? Or is there a darker side to Brenda?
Date read: 12/3/2009
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Dixon Woods knows he has no shot at making the Wolfbay Wings Squirt A Team, the best hockey team in the area. His mother is a classic overachiever, though, so that's the team where he must win a place. At tryouts, Dixon sees that this team is not last year's team, the team that won fifty-four games and lost only two: the star players and their coach have abandoned the Wolfbay Wings for another club. With the hardest competition gone, Dixon makes the team. Will Dixon and the others fall flat without the star players, or can they succeed on their own? Woodsie is the first in the series about the Wolfbay Wings.
Date read: 12/31/2009
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