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Stumptown Kid

by Carol Gorman Author · Ron J. Findley Author


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Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life 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. 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.

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Blackstone Publishing
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Carol Gorman (Author)

Carol Gorman is the author of more than a dozen award-winning books for kids, including Stumptown Kid, The Marvelous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan, Dork in Disguise, Dork on the Run, and A Midsummer Night's Dork. She is a former middle school teache...

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Ron J. Findley (Author)

Ron J. Findley was involved in baseball since he was a boy growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a child he was always looking for a sandlot baseball game, and many of the ideas for Stumptown Kid are based on his memories of that time. He coached y...

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