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Stumptown Kid

by Carol Gorman
Ron J. Findley

eBook

1 of 1 copy available

This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism
Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War.

Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa, and sets up camp near the river. Luther is a former Negro Baseball League player, and Charlie loves baseball. The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats.

But many of Holden's white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther's, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger.

Authors Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.


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Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 7, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781497694408
  • Release date: October 7, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781497694408
  • File size: 1979 KB
  • Release date: October 7, 2014

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781497694583
  • File size: 3907 KB
  • Release date: October 7, 2014

1 of 1 copy available

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
PDF eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS: 3.7
Interest Level: 4-8(MG)

This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism
Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War.

Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa, and sets up camp near the river. Luther is a former Negro Baseball League player, and Charlie loves baseball. The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats.

But many of Holden's white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther's, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger.

Authors Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Peachtree Publishers

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 7, 2014

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781497694408
    Release date: October 7, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781497694408
    File size: 1979 KB
    Release date: October 7, 2014

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781497694583
    File size: 3907 KB
    Release date: October 7, 2014

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 3.7
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)