Uncle Drew and the Bat Dodger by Thomas Cochran


Uncle Drew and the Bat Dodger by Thomas Cochran

Nine-year-old Teddy Caldwell of Oil Camp, Louisiana, is having a bad day. He just hit a solid line drive right into his neighbor's window! Not just any neighborthe window belongs to the mysterious Mr. Weems. When the old man suddenly appears with the ball in hand, a surprising friendship begins. The two are united by baseball, and through it Teddy learns about the Great Depression, the Negro League, and what it meant to be black during that time. The tale features Bopeep Shines, who leaves a promising career to go barnstorming across the county with Uncle Drew at his side. Through the course of the summer, Teddy begins to discover his own place in the world while developing a moral code that will sustain him.

About the Author

From working as a sportswriter to teaching English and creative writing, Thomas Cochran has always found ways to turn his passions for sports and the written word into lucrative careers. He has contributed essays to such notable publications as the Oxford American, Modern Drummer,and Grays Sporting Journal,while his poetry has appeared in Louisiana Literature.Cochran has authored two previous sports novels, including National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature nominee Roughnecks.

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256 pages


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Publication date

1st March 2016



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