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Fast Pitch
by Nic Stone

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    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Hardcover, 297 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9781984893017
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field

    Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused when she steps up to the plate. Nothing can stop her from leading her team to the U12 fast-pitch softball regional championship. But life has thrown some curveballs her way.

    Strike one: As the sole team of all-brown faces, Shenice and the Firebirds have to work twice as hard to prove that Black girls belong at bat.

    Strike two: Shenice’s focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending—and family-name-ruining—crime may have been a setup.

    Strike three: Broken focus means mistakes on the field. And Shenice’s teammates are beginning to wonder if she’s captain-qualified.

    It’s up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family’s past—and fast—before secrets take the Firebirds out of the game forever.




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