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The Way Home Looks Now

By Wendy Wan-long Shang   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545609579 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.27" x 7.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545609562 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.82" x 8.55" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545609586 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and baseball.

Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.

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Winner of the 2011-2012 Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award for Children’s Literature

" A delightful story about assimilation and family dynamics . . . sure to appeal to young readers struggling with issues of self-identity, whatever their heritage." —Los Angeles Times

"Thought-provoking, funny, and incredibly heartwarming." —Booklist

" A realistic and amusing portrait of family dynamics, heritage, and the challenge of feeling like an outsider." — Publishers Weekly

"Issues of sexism, racism, and struggles with depression are handled deftly in scenarios grounded in reality," —Publishers Weekly starred review

"...a fine story of family, loss, growing up and learning to play baseball, raised to a higher level by gracefully incorporated themes of feminism and kindness." —Kirkus starred review