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Over the Wall

Over the Wall

by John H Ritter Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Thirteen-year-old Tyler is spending his summer with his cousins in New York City, playing in the Central Park Baseball League, hoping to get noticed by a scout. But Tyler's on-the-field anger leads him to trouble, as he is constantly getting into fights.

A trip to Washington D.C. to see his grandfather's name on the Vietnam War Memorial begins a bigger journey for Tyler, as he learns about fair play, enemies, and to how sort out how he feels about violence and war and to survive his own personal war with his father.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Tandem Library
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

John H Ritter John H. Ritter cites his greatest literary influence as Bob Dylan. He sings and plays guitar in a garage band called DogCatDog. His other passions are writing and playing baseball.
Ian Schoenherr

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