The Rule of Three

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Pub Date Aug 06 2024 | Archive Date Aug 31 2024
Lerner Publishing Group | Carolrhoda Books ®

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Description

When the rules no longer apply, how do you keep your head in the game?

Wyatt has a three-part Plan for Life, and it starts now, at the beginning of seventh grade, with tryouts for his local travel baseball team. A biracial kid in a mostly white town, he’s always felt like a bit of an outsider. The baseball field is the only place where he feels like he truly belongs. If he can just make the team, everything else will fall into place: school, friends, even his relationship with his often-distant dad.

But after upsetting incidents at tryouts, something inexplicable happens: wisps of smoke form around Wyatt.

As Wyatt tries to figure out what’s causing this mysterious smoke and how to control it, he discovers it’s connected to a painful family history. The more he learns, the more Wyatt begins to question the rules he’s always followed to fit in. With tensions rising at school and on the field, can he face the injustices of the past while keeping his cool in the present?

When the rules no longer apply, how do you keep your head in the game?

Wyatt has a three-part Plan for Life, and it starts now, at the beginning of seventh grade, with tryouts for his local travel...


Advance Praise

"Heather Murphy Capps has written another powerful, well-researched, insightful book, and Wyatt's authentic voice shines through as a hero you can't help but cheer on."—Isi Hendrix, Author of Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans

"Heather Murphy Capps has written another powerful, well-researched, insightful book, and Wyatt's authentic voice shines through as a hero you can't help but cheer on."—Isi Hendrix, Author of Adia...


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ISBN 9798765608296
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 304

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String and thoughtful storytelling from Heather Murphy Capps. I appreciate what this author brings to youth lit space and would gladly add this book to my classroom or school library.

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Insanely creative take on a timeless tale of feeling like an outcast for reasons outside your control. Deals with sensitive topics in an age appropriate but no less powerful way. Will encourage kids to approach race, class, difference in general through a new lens.

I will be encouraging the educators I work with to order this book for their classrooms.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book for free in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

I might be a 25 year old woman, but I absolutely love baseball! It's just a super fun and invigorating game -- especially when you see it live! This was a delightful children's book about baseball - perfect for both young boys and girls! Loved this one.




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