Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

Fast Pitch by Nic Stone

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OVERVIEW

Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused when she steps up to the plate. Nothing can stop her from leading her team to the U12 fast-pitch softball regional championship. But life has thrown some curveballs her way.
 
Strike one: As the sole team of all-brown faces, Shenice and the Firebirds have to work twice as hard to prove that Black girls belong at bat.
 
Strike two: Shenice’s focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending—and family-name-ruining—crime may have been a setup.
 
Strike three: Broken focus means mistakes on the field. And Shenice’s teammates are beginning to wonder if she’s captain-qualified.
 
It's up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family’s past—and fast—before secrets take the Firebirds out of the game forever.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown Books for Young Readers (August 31, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1984893017
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1984893017
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 790L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.56 inches