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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 26, Maurice Jr. This was one of the few children’s sports books featuring an African-American lead character, and it did not disappoint.
Jake is a tough, scrappy boy being raised by his Uncle Lenny. He and his teammates are mostly poor kids of all races who just want to play baseball and who need a coach to stay in their league.
I like the fact that the focus wasn’t on Jake being black or poor- the main focus was his and his friends wanting to play baseball as a team and that he was their undisputed leader. Dec 31, Andrew Schultz rated it really liked it.
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I didn’t even know he wrote sports stuff. It led me to some other very good books he wrote. It is a very good book, itself, and overall, I like Slote’s sports stuff better than his jske fiction, which feels dated and with lessons that are a little more obvious and which takes a while to start as Slo I only read Alfred Slote’s science fiction stuff as a kid, and I forgot about him until ESPN’s second 30 on 30 special.
It is a very good book, itself, and overall, I like Slote’s sports stuff better than his science fiction, which feels dated and with lessons that are a little more obvious and which takes a while to start as Slote explains what’s going on in slotr world. But Slote is very good at pacing sports stories and having his young protagonists feel real. And here Jake’s uncle is also a protagonist.
He wants to balance jaks jazz and coaching a talented but underfunded team.
Jake gets into trouble with his uncle and also the rival team’s sponsor. There’s a big game at the end, yes, but it doesn’t end as they usually do. Slote said this was his best and I think it’s close between this and Finding Buck McHenry, but it’s sad that books like this become obscure.
However, it reminded me that old-favorite authors may’ve had books that slipped through.
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And if you saw the ESPN for special and wonder if you should look for this book, yes, do so. It’s jakke bad it isn’t more widely available, but who knows. Maybe the publicity will get it reprinted. Really great young adult novel.
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Alfred Slote born September 11, is a children’s author known for his numerous sports and space novels. His writing has been described as “making space travel seem as ordinary as piling in the family wagon for a jaunt to McDonald’s”.
Slote’s novel Finding Buck McHenry was adapted into a television film.
He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Books by Alfred Slote.
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