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Swindle
by Gordon Korman
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Satch & Me
Series: Baseball Card Adventure, Book #7
by Dan Gutman

You wanna know who threw the fastest pitch ever?

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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.

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Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
by Sharon Robinson

Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm, loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist.

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Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli

He wasn't born with the name Maniac Magee. He came into this world named Jeffrey Lionel Magee, but when his parents died and his life changed, so did his name. And Maniac Magee became a legend.

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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord Illustrated by Marc Simont

In 1947, the Year of the Boar, Sixth Cousin, also known as Bandit, leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America. Proud of the American name that she chose herself, Shirley Temple Wong is optimistic that her new home will be the land of many opportunities. But it's harder than she expected.

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