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Safe at Home

by Sharon Robinson

Ten-year-old Elijiah Breeze, a.k.a. Jumper, is having the hardest summer of his life. His father has just died; his mother has moved them from the suburbs to New York City's Harlem area; and he has to spend the summer at baseball camp. Basketball is Jumper's game. He doesn't know anything about baseball, or city life, or how to keep going without his dad. Jumper struggles in his new life, but he's encouraged by the support of his coach and his grandma's wisdom. He finds out it is possible to start over in a new place with new people . . . and still hold on to what's important from his past.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
3.3
Lexile Measure
600L
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
160

About the Author

Sharon Robinson Sharon Robinson authored Jackie's Nine , a personal tour guide through the nine heartfelt, hard-won values that helped her father, Jackie Robinson, achieve his goals. Her other children's books include Promises to Keep and Safe at Home .

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