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A chance to win : boyhood, baseball, and the struggle for redemption in the inner city

Auteur : Jonathan Schuppe
Éditeur : New York : Henry Holt and Co., ©2013.
Édition/format :   Livre : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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"When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle--they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role  Lire la suite...
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Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Jonathan Schuppe
ISBN : 9780805092875 0805092870
Numéro OCLC : 796756388
Description : 274 pages ; 25 cm
Responsabilité : Jonathan Schuppe.

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"When Rodney Mason, an ex-con drug dealer from Newark's rough South Ward, was shot and paralyzed, he vowed to turn his life around. A former high-school pitching ace with a 93 mph fastball, Mason decided to form a Little League team to help boys avoid the street life that had claimed his youth and mobility. Predictably, the players struggle--they endure poverty, unstable family lives with few positive male role models, failing schools, and dangerous neighborhoods--but through the fists and tears, lopsided losses, and rare victories, this bunch of misfits becomes a team, and in doing so gives the community something to root for"--Amazon.com.

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