Strike Zone Mike Lupica

Strike Zone

Author: Mike Lupica
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Book Title
Strike Zone
Author
Mike Lupica
ISBN
9780525514886
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Mike LupicaPublisher: Philomel BooksPublished: 09/10/2019ISBN: 9780525514886Pages: 272Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.00dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019 pg. 177School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 100Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Better Than MostAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 504238 / Strike ZoneReading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 9
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Philomel Books
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780525514886
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019 pg. 177
School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1
Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 100
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Better Than Most

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 504238 / Strike Zone
Reading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 9
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Philomel Books
Published: 09/10/2019
ISBN: 9780525514886
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2019 pg. 177
School Library Journal 08/16/2019 pg. 1
Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 100
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2019 - Recommended - Better Than Most

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 504238 / Strike Zone
Reading Level: 5.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 9