For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things:1. She has always been Little Kirtridge, a stellar baseball player, just like her father.2. She's adopted.These facts have always been part of Alex's life. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a white family didn't make much of a difference as long as she was a star on the diamond where her father her b...
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Lexile Measure: 780
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab TM (November 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 647655
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This book is perfect. I almost don't think I need to go beyond giving it 5 stars. Adequate words fail me in the face of such talent and skill in storytelling.The pacing is excellent, the structure classic without feeling forced - the steady build up ...
ch and a former pro player counted on her. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her body starts to grow into a woman's, affecting her game.Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? Who were her biological parents? What does it mean to be black? If she's going to find answers, Alex has to come to terms with her adoption, her race, and the dreams she thought would always guide her.