Sliding Into Home

by Dori Hillestad Butler (Author)

Sliding Into Home
Reading Level: 6th — 7th Grade
It's not fair! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. But when her family moves to the small town of Greendale, Iowa, she quickly discovers that there are strict rules preventing her from playing on the school baseball team.At Hoover Middle School, only boys play baseball. Girls play softball. Joelle tries to tell everyone they're not the same sport. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle who doesn't want her on his team even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach who wants Joelle to use her big league swing on the girls' team. Not even Jason, her older brother, who is too busy at college to be of much help.But Joelle is determined to play baseball. Through some creative problem-solving and surprising alliances, she finds a solution to her dilemma that brings the disputing sides together...and baseball to the girls of Greendale.Author Dori Butler has created a high-spirited, indomitable character that young girls will admire and root for in this story of frustrated ambition and ultimate triumph.
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Review quotes

"Joelle is a well-drawn character, sometimes unsure of her place in the scheme of things, and at other times ready to take on the world.... Breezy and fast-paced, with a feminist slant."
Dori Hillestad Butler
Dori Hillestad Butler's books have appeared on children's choice award lists in 18 different states. Trading Places with Tank Talbott won the Maryland Children's Choice Award in 2007. And The Buddy Files: Case of the Lost Boy won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. Dori has also been a ghostwriter for the Sweet Valley Twins, Unicorn Club, and Boxcar Children series, and a children's book reviewer for several publications. She's published numerous short stories, plays, and educational materials, and has served as the Iowa Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators' Regional Advisor. She grew up in southern Minnesota and now lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband, son, dog, and cat. She visits schools and leads writing workshops all over the country.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781561453412
Lexile Measure
580L
Guided Reading Level
R
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Publication date
April 20, 2005
Series
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BISAC categories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV032010 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball
Library of Congress categories
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