Sliding Into Home

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It's not fair Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. But when her family moves to the small town of Greendale, Iowa, she quickly discovers that there are strict rules preventing her from playing on the school baseball team.
At Hoover Middle School, only boys play baseball. Girls play softball. Joelle tries to tell everyone they're not the same sport. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle who doesn't want her on his team even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach who wants Joelle to use her big league swing on the girls' team. Not even Jason, her older brother, who is too busy at college to be of much help.
But Joelle is determined to play baseball. Through some creative problem-solving and surprising alliances, she finds a solution to her dilemma that brings the disputing sides together...and baseball to the girls of Greendale.
Author Dori Butler has created a high-spirited, indomitable character that young girls will admire and root for in this story of frustrated ambition and ultimate triumph.

Product Details

Price
$7.95
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
April 01, 2005
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.99 X 0.6 X 8.48 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781561453412
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About the Author

Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of numerous books for children. Her books for Albert Whitman & Company include Tank Talbot's Guide to Girls, The Truth About Truman School, and The Buddy Files series. She lives in Iowa with her husband and sons.

Reviews

"Joelle is a well-drawn character, sometimes unsure of her place in the scheme of things, and at other times ready to take on the world.... Breezy and fast-paced, with a feminist slant."
"Filled with realistic emotions and dialogue, this involving tale has just the right amount of baseball action....a winning story that will appeal to many readers."
"The well-paced plot will engage readers, who will be moved by the story of a young teen who stands up for what she believes and goes after what she wants."