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Strike zone
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Philomel Books, 2019.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
249 pages, 14 pages ; 24 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
790L
Rating:
790L
Status:
Middletown/Russell Children's Fiction
J-LUPICA
Description
A timely and heartfelt follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller Heat, about a young baseball prodigy and his immigrant family living in today's America. Twelve-year-old star Little League pitcher Nick Garcia has a dream. Several in fact. He dreams he'll win this season's MVP and the chance to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. He dreams he'll meet his hero, Yankee's pitcher Michael Arroyo. He dreams they'll find a cure for Lupus so he sister won't have to suffer. But mostly, he dreams one day his family can stop living in fear of the government. For one kid, it's almost too much to bear. Luckily, Nick has his two best friends Ben and Diego to keep him balanced. But when Nick notices a mysterious man lurking on his street corner, he senses a threat. Suddenly, his worst fears are realized, and just when it seems there's no one they can trust, an unexpected hero emerges and changes everything. Praise for Strike Zone : *"Lupica skillfully addresses the timely and complicated topic of living as the child of undocumented immigrants and the uncertainty facing many American families....This exceptional baseball novel delivers both lively sports action and critical subject matter." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --"Lupica's action sequences are thrilling and fast-paced....[a] solid purchase where Mike Lupica and the Yankees are popular." -- School Library Journal --"As he did in Heat, Lupica skillfully juggles the baseball drama with the larger social issues that swirl around it, vividly putting a human face on the immigration crisis." -- Booklist --" Strike Zone brings the game of baseball to life, but moreover, it addresses immigration, a current issue in U.S. culture and politics. Teens will choose to read Strike Zone as a "sports book" but will root for Nick both on and off the field. The Garcia family's desire to become legal U.S. citizens is well woven into this fast-paced story." -- VOYA
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525514886, 0525514880
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.4, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
790

Notes

Description
Twelve-year-old Nick García dreams of winning MVP of his summer baseball league, of finding a cure for his sister, of meeting his hero, Yankee pitcher Michael Arroyo, and of no longer living in fear of the government and ICE agents.
Target Audience
790L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,MG,5.4,9,504238.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Lupica, M. (2019). Strike zone. New York: Philomel Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lupica, Mike. 2019. Strike Zone. New York: Philomel Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lupica, Mike, Strike Zone. New York: Philomel Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lupica, Mike. Strike Zone. New York: Philomel Books, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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