Uncle Drew and the Bat Dodger by Thomas Cochran
  

Uncle Drew and the Bat Dodger

Written by Thomas Cochran
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Synopsis

Uncle Drew and the Bat Dodger by Thomas Cochran

Learn about the man behind the myth of Bopeep of the Negro Leagues! 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! And not just any neighbor-the window belongs to the mysterious Mr. Weems. When the old man suddenly appears with the ball in hand, a surprising friendship begins. The two start a correspondence centered on baseball, and Teddy learns about the Great Depression, the Negro League, and what it meant to be black during the time of Jim Crow racism from his new friend, Uncle Drew Weems. The long and winding 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 and develop a moral code that will support him for years to come.

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Author

Thomas Cochran
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Publisher

Pelican Publishing Co

Publication date

26th February 2016

ISBN

9781455622092


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