Sliding Into Home

ISBN: 1561453412
ISBN 13: 9781561453412
By: Dori Hillestad Butler

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Childhood Currently Reading Did I Read This Fiction Fv Grades 4 6 Library Suggestions Realistic Fiction To Read Transitional Middle Grade

About this book

An adolescent girl learns that realizing a dream requires a good deal more than stubborn, steely resolve as she risks everything to follow her heart. It's not fair! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She loves to watch it, read about it, and, most of all, play it. But when her family moves from Minneapolis to a small town in Iowa, she discovers that there are strict rules preventing her from playing on the school team. At Hoover Middle School, only boys play baseball. Girls play softball. It's not the same sport! Joelle tries to tell everyone. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle-even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league, he doesn?t want her on his team. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach-she wants Joelle to use her big league swing to benefit the girls? team. Not her new friend, Elizabeth, who is growing tired of her complaints. But Joelle is determined to play baseball. And through some creative problem-solving and surprising alliances she finds a solution to her dilemma that brings the disputing sides together?and baseball to the girls of Greendale. Dori Butler has created a high-spirited, indomitable character that young girls will admire and root for in this story of frustrated ambition and ultimate triumph.

Reader's Thoughts

Catherine Treseler

I recommend this book to those who like to read about baseball.


this book was AWESOME!!! i liked it beacuse i like to play softball and it talked alot about the sport.

Miyu Aiko

It's REALLY nice!!!Anyways, no comment.

Emilee Cernosek

very good for people who like to play sports. it is about a girl that wants to play baseball but the girls at her school play softball because the school only lets girls play softball and boys play softball. Does she get to play baseball? You can only find out if you read the book. so read it, it is good


This is a book about a girl who wants to play baseball at her school but she isn't allowed to. So she tries to make an all girls baseball league. This book also has everday conflicts like friendship problems and school popularity!


I thought it was the best book ever I could really feel as if I was in the story with The main character.

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