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.
|Publisher:||Peachtree Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||6.36(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.59(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. She has also published stories for children in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Children’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Iowa.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever read Sliding into Home? Dori Butler¿s, Sliding into Home, is about a young girl named Joelle Cunningham trying to get on the boy¿s baseball team. Joelle never gives up, even if she has been told no, to play her favorite sport. This book is great for young adults because Joelle is a thirteen-year-old girl that¿s trying to get on the boy¿s pee-wee team. I like this book because reading about sports is fun and exciting. Sliding into Home shows that girls can do anything. In the book she shows the boys how goods she can play. Some of the boys find out that she is better than them. With a few days of thought, Joelle finds a way to be on a baseball team. I like how she will do anything to play the sport that she admires. If you read the book, you can find out how she does it. Sliding into Home is for young adults because the character in your age trying to reach her goal. This book was fun to read for me and I hope it will be for you too.
13 year old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She moved in the middle of the school year from Minneapolis to Greendale, Iowa. In Minneapolis Joelle played baseball. But in Greendale girls don¿t play baseball. Joelle does everything to get the rules changed. She makes new friends who also want to play baseball. Can Joelle and her friends work together to bring baseball to the girls of Greendale and all of Iowa? I thought this book was very good because there were a bunch of girls who wanted to play baseball and they stood up for their rights and got to show people that baseball and softball are different sports. I like that because people used to think that women were weren¿t as good as men and this book goes to show girls can do anything.