Sliding into Home - eBook
Sliding into Home - eBook  -     By: Dori Hillestad Butler
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Title: Sliding into Home - eBook
By: Dori Hillestad Butler
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Peachtree Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781480467088
ISBN-13: 9781480467088
Ages: 8-12
Stock No: WW49772EB

Publisher's Description

An adolescent girl learns that realizing a dream requires a good deal more than stubborn, steely resolve as she risks everything to follow her heart

It’s not fair! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She loves to watch it, read about it, and, most of all, play it. But when her family moves from Minneapolis 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. It’s not the same sport! Joelle tries to tell everyone. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle—even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league, he doesn’t want her on his team. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach—she wants Joelle to use her big-league swing to benefit the girls’ team. Not her new friend, Elizabeth, who is growing tired of her complaints. Not even Jason, her older brother, who is too busy at college to be of much help.

But Joelle is determined to play baseball. And 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.

Author Bio

Dori Hillestad Butler is the Edgar Award–winning author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, including the Buddy Files juvenile mystery series. She has also published stories for children in magazines such as Highlights for ChildrenCricketSpiderChildren’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Iowa.

Editorial Reviews

"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." —Booklist

"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." —Kirkus Reviews

"Filled with realistic emotions and dialogue, this involving tale has just the right amount of baseball action. It also provides an honest look at what it’s like to be the ’new kid’ at school. . . . A winning story that will appeal to many readers." —School Library Journal

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