Rooting for Rafael Rosales / Kurtis Scaletta

This is the story of Rafael Rosales, a boy living in the Dominican Republic in the not-so-distant past, with big dreams and serious passion when it comes to playing baseball.  This is also the story of Maya, who is twelve years old and currently lives with her parents and older sister, Grace, in Minneapolis.  Maya cares much more about bees and the environment than she does about baseball, but Grace loves the sport and wants to be a sports writer someday.  She even has a blog about baseball!  Readers will follow Rafael from the time he is five years old into early adulthood as he pursues his baseball career, and Maya and Grace unexpectedly cross his path.  This story is told in alternating voices, and is recommended for readers in grades 4-6.

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