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Author: Bauer, Joan
Publisher: Viking/ Penguin Random House
Year Published: 2016
ISBN: 9780451470348
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Soar

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In a blend of realistic fiction driven by a strong baseball theme, Newbery Honor-winning author Joan Bauer tells the upbeat story of Jeremiah, a young man who has faced many obstacles in his life, including abandonment, adoption, a heart transplant, and the move to a new town. When tragedy and the scandal of steroids tears the local baseball team and its fans apart, Jeremiah, who can no longer play baseball due to his disability, steps in to become the coach of his middle school team. The book’s focus is on coaching, rather than playing baseball, and Jeremiah’s love and enthusiasm for the game shows as he teaches the motley gang of players how to play from their hearts, give it their all, and become like the eagles (team name) they are and soar! The variety of themes will find an audience beyond the traditional boy sports reader as the infectious enthusiasm for baseball and the life lessons, humorous and dramatic, abound in this heartwarming portrayal of a courageous boy and his team you want to cheer for.

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