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Strike zone

by Lupica, Mike,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 13 copies
Available (10)
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J LUP
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Brentwood Library New Juvenile JUV Lupica
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  New Juvenile
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - New Books j FICTION Lupica
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j FIC LUP
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j LUPICA Mike
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j LUPICA Mike
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j LUP
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j LUP
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv Fic Lup
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv Fic Lup
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F LUP
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F LUP
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Sports j SPORTS LUPICA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Sports
Call Number  j SPORTS LUPICA
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG LUPICA
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Middle Grade
Call Number  MG LUPICA
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "More than a decade ago, Michael Arroyo was a Little League phenom in the Bronx (Heat, 2006); now he's an all-star pitcher for the Yankees. Phenoms from the Bronx keep coming, though, and they have dreams of their own. Twelve-year-old pitcher Nick Garcia, like Arroyo before him, dreams of taking his team to the league championship, and if he's named Most Valuable Player, of throwing out the first pitch at a Yankees game and meeting his hero, Arroyo himself. Nick has plenty of confidence in his fastball mowing down opposing teams' hitters, but the obstacles he faces off the diamond are more daunting: his parents, immigrants from the Dominican Republic, are undocumented, and his father has a police record, thanks to a trivial infraction years ago. When Nick witnesses an ICE raid on his block, he knows that his family may be playing on borrowed time. 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.--Bill Ott Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Juvenile fiction.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Baseball players -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Baseball stories.
Sports fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Language English
Notes Includes an excerpt of Heat by the author.
Description 249, 14 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780525514886
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