It’s baseball season again! Both the Cubs and the Sox played amazing games on opening day, so why not celebrate with some baseball books?
Game Seven by Paul Volponi is about 16-year-old Julio Ramirez, Jr. Julio has dreamed his whole life of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a player on Cuba’s national team. But when his father defects to the USA to play for the Marlins it makes Julio’s chances of making the team very slim. When Julio gets a chance to defect to the United States will he stay to follow his dream, or be reunited with his father? Found in the Vault under TEEN VOLPONI or in the catalog here.
The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove tells the story of Ricky, whose greatest dream is to be a World Series-winning pitcher. Ricky and his mother have never had much money, and without the proper training that dream seems out of reach. But when Ricky realizes a Series-winning pitcher lives next door he thinks he may have found his big break. Found in the Vault under TEEN HAZELGROVE or in the catalog here.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane tells us about 8th grader Molly. When Molly’s father dies in a car accident, she must set out to reinvent herself. A masterful pitcher, she signs up for the school’s baseball team. From there she must come to grips with the changes in her life, as well as accept all the attention and drama that comes with being the first girl on the team. Found in the Vault under TEEN COCHRANE on the in the catalog here.
What’s your favorite baseball-themed book? Tell us in the comments!