Excellent, Wes Tooke, Tim Jessell, Primary, Intermediate, Baseball, Segregation, Satchel Paige, Polio, Friendship, Historical

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Book Review


After a year in the hospital recovering from polio, Nick returns with an injured leg back home to his cranky and brusque father in Bismark, North Dakota. His life before getting sick was full of baseball dreams, but now his father believes he will never amount to anything. Things start to look bright when "Satch" Paige comes to Bismark to play on Nick's father's team. Nick also begins a wonderful friendship with the neighbor girl, Emma. As Nick works hard and tries his best, he gains the courage to step back onto the mound and follow his dreams.