Bound To Stay Bound

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 There's no base like home
 Author: Mendoza, Jessica

 Publisher:  Tu Books (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 216 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 637198 ISBN: 9781620145883
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Softball -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Self-confidence -- Fiction
 Family life -- California -- Fiction
 Latinos (U.S.) -- Fiction
 California -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Sophia Garcia, thirteen, wants to excel at softball like her older sister, Ellie, and make her family proud, but when she is chosen for a different team and position than Ellie, she must learn to succeed by being herself.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Dusan, Alana Mendoza
 Illustrator: Barshaw, Ruth McNally
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 503561
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 75201

   Booklist (06/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2018 Now that she’s in middle school, Sophia Garcia dreams of following in her sister’s footsteps and playing for the Waves softball team. Devastatingly, she doesn’t make the cut, but not making that particular team turns out to be a blessing in disguise. During tryouts, shy Sophia meets Teresa, an outgoing girl whose mother is forming another team, the Quakes. Sophia is invited to join the Quakes, and though she starts out warming the bench, she scores ample playing time once she switches from pitcher to outfielder. While she succeeds at softball, Sophia must cope with almost losing her best friend and the disappointment of having busy parents who can’t attend many games. Additionally, she’s dealing with the arrival of adolescent hormones and feels she has little support. How wrong she is! Her “home base” is as strong as ever. The Mendoza sisters’ strong bond shines throughout their engagingly illustrated collaboration, resulting in a wonderful story of family and friendship that will quickly become an MVP among softball-fiction fans. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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