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Shang, Wendy Wan Long. 
New York: Scholastic, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
ISBN 0545609569

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Peterís family is shattered by the death of his older brother. His plans to join a Little League team are slightly foiled when his strict Japanese father decides to coach the team. However, Peter hopes his involvement in baseball with help his awaken his mother from deep depression.   Baseball is important to the Lee family. However, when Peterís brother is killed in a car wreck it seems his parents have forgotten all about him and baseball. Peter decides to join a Little League baseball team hoping to create a new normal at home. Peterís strict Japanese father volunteers to coach the team.  The baseball team members and parents do not appreciate the drills and fundamental skills that Peterís father stresses during practice.  Peterís mother sits silently on the coach lost in grief.  He wonders if his first baseball game will bring her back to him.  (Oklahoma Childrenís Sequoyah 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Baseball stories.
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                        Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
                        Little League baseball -- Fiction.
                        Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Traffic accidents -- Fiction.

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