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The Resource A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city, Jonathan Schuppe

A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city, Jonathan Schuppe

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A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city
Title
A chance to win
Title remainder
boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Schuppe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle--they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role models, failing schools, and dangerous neighborhoods--but through the fists and tears, lopsided losses, and rare victories, this bunch of misfits becomes a team, and in doing so gives the community something to root for"--Amazon.com
Summary
Follows a struggling Little League team in Newark, New Jersey, founded by a paralyzed ex-con drug dealer who tries to give the impoverished players with unstable family lives a place to thrive and grow
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
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10178606
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.45092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5840.U6
LC item number
N49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city
Label
A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city, Jonathan Schuppe
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Publication
Control code
2012034298
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780805092875
Lccn
2012034298
Label
A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city, Jonathan Schuppe
Publication
Control code
2012034298
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780805092875
Lccn
2012034298

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