A Long Pitch Home

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By Natalie Dias Lorenzi
Publisher Charlesbridge
A Long Pitch Home
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Tenyearold 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 pitchers mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relationships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the teamthe player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with. A sensitive and endearing contemporary novel about family, friends, and assimilation.

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61728 words61,728 words
256 pages256 pages
Lexile 740LLexile 740L
Grade 4 to 7Grade 4 to 7
Age 9-12Age 9-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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Book ISBN:

1580897134

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