The Way Home Looks Now
The Way Home Looks Now

The Way Home Looks Now

Written by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
8 - 12
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Mar 28, 2017
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From the award-winning author of THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU comes a beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and the great American pastime, baseball.Twelve-year-old Chinese American Peter Lee and his family always shared a passion for baseball, bonding over backlot games and the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when a devastating tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and Peter’s mom becomes paralyzed by grief, drifting further and further from her family. Hoping to lift his mother’s spirits, Peter decides to try out for Little League. But his plans become suddenly complicated when his strict and serious father volunteers to coach the team. His dad’s unconventional teaching methods rub some of Peter’s teammates the wrong way, and Peter starts to wonder if playing baseball again was the right idea – and if it can even help his family feel less broken. Can the game they all love eventually bring them back together, safe at home?Acclaimed author Wendy Wan-Long Shang brings her signature warmth, gentle humor, and wisdom to this poignant story of healing and loss, family, and the great American pastime, baseball.

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friendshipbaseballculturehistorysports and recreationfamilyplaces and regionsbereavementgrief20th centuryChinese culture

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    Publication Date
    March 28, 2017
    Scholastic Inc.
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    Middle Grade
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    8 - 12 years
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