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A Long Pitch Home

ISBN-10: 1580897134
ISBN-13: 9781580897136
Author: Lorenzi, Natalie Dias
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Publication Date: September 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 256

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 740L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family

Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. He was a star on his cricket team. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Maybe if Bilal can prove himself on the pitcher's mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relation-ships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the team--the player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with. A sensitive and endearing contemporary novel about family, friends, and assimilation.
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