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

Autor: Jonathan Schuppe
Editora: New York : Henry Holt and Co., ©2013.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jonathan Schuppe
ISBN: 9780805092875 0805092870
Número OCLC: 796756388
Descrição: 274 pages ; 25 cm
Responsabilidade: 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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