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Lupica, Mike.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 5.5

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Imagine the shock when twelve-year-old Jack, a star athlete, decides that he cannot play baseball this season. Jack feels responsible for his older brotherís death so he punishes himself by giving up what he loves. Even his best friends canít pull him out of his self-imposed penance. But Jack has a strong sense of fair play, so when he sees Teddy being bullied for his weight, Jack decides to coach him. He even helps to coach a girlsí softball team. Can he find his way back to baseball by helping others to find their inner strength? (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Bullies -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Grief -- Fiction.

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