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From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Miguel hasn’t missed El Salvador since arriving in North America with his mother and sister. But with his father still in El Salvador and gangs shaking down the old neighborhood, life isn’t easy for Miguel.

When his father’s situation becomes critical, Miguel becomes desperate to bring him to North America. But he can’t even afford to join his baseball team on a road game—how can his family possibly pay his father’s way? A solution comes from Miguel’s teammate, who proposes a big baseball fundraiser. As the team learns about the hard realities some new immigrant kids face, Miguel and his family learn to trust their neighbors and teammates.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45941-286-6
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-45941-284-2
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JUV032010, JUV030040, JUV039250
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 530
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[T]hese books effectively combine high-impact action scenes with sophisticated social themes.”—School Library Journal

Author: Joyce Grant

Joyce Grant is a freelance journalist and the author of several picture books for children. She is also the co-founder of TeachingKidsNews.com, which provides free, kid-friendly news.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →