A Long Pitch Home

A Long Pitch Home

by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580898263
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 417,098
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Natalie Dias Lorenzi is a full-time school librarian in Fairfax, Virginia, where a majority of her students are immigrants. She has previously taught in the US, Japan, and Italy, specializing in English as a Second Language. Natalie also writes curriculum guides for writers and publishers. She is the author of FLYING THE DRAGON, which was a Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Book of the Year.

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They took my father three days ago, a week before my tenth birthday.
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