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Stumptown Kid

Stumptown Kid

  • Title: Stumptown Kid
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  • ISBN : 9781561453375
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 224 pages


Twelve year old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can t get to make the local baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War.When Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in Charlie s small Iowa town, and sets up camp near the river, the two strike up a friendship Twelve year old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can t get to make the local baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War.When Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in Charlie s small Iowa town, and sets up camp near the river, the two strike up a friendship Luther is a former Negro Baseball League player, and he agrees to coach Charlie s fledgling neighborhood baseball team.But many of the town s white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther s, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger.Authors Carol Gorman and Ron J Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story set in the days of the Negro Leagues that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism


Author Carol Gorman

Carol Gorman is an Iowa born writer of over 40 published books She spent 17 years teaching in middle school, high school, and college classes Her writing time has been devoted to creating mystery and suspense novels for children She originally aspired to be an actress, and while studying at the University of Iowa, was cast in the lead of both West Side Story and Peter Pan In the 1980s, Carol m




Stumptown Kid Reviews (31)

  • This dramatic and sad story set in the years of when Blacks couldn t play baseball defines the true meanings of friendship, love, and sticking up for one another Charlie Nebraska wants two things in his life, to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have his father back who had died in the Ko [..]

  • Genre Historical Fiction, Sports, SuspenseRating This is a dramatic and moving story set in the days of segregation A young white boy and a black man show the true meaning of friendship and heroism I m not much of a sports fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed the suspenseful baseball theme I didn t want to [..]

  • Can baseball make a friendship strong even if two different people are completely unlike the other person Stumptown Kid by Carol Gorman takes place back in 1952 is a mixed book between sports and history The author Carol Gorman is written as if it was actually in 1952 because of the wording she uses [..]

  • This was the best book that I have ever read and if you are interested about racism, and baseball then you NEED to read this book. [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book covers a difficult topic within a classic sports story Overt and convert racism, different aspects of segregation are introduced The sports aspect of the novel is classic Americana The protagonist, Charlie Nebr [..]

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