Step Up To The Plate, Maria Singh

ISBN-10: 1600602614
ISBN-13: 9781600602610
Author: Krishnaswami, Uma
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Lee and Low

Publication Date: May 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 288

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 680L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century


Nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play softball in the first-ever girls' team forming in Yuba City, California. It's the spring of 1945, and World War II is dragging on. Miss Newman, Maria's teacher, is inspired by Babe Ruth and the All-American Girls' League to start a girls' softball team at their school. Meanwhile, Maria's parents--Papi from India and Mam. from Mexico--can no longer protect their children from prejudice and from the discriminatory laws of the land. When the family is on the brink of losing their farm, Maria must decide if she has what it takes to step up and find her voice in an unfair world.
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