Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh - Uma Krishnaswami

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It’s 1945 in Yuba City, California, and fifth-grader Maria Singh is desperate to play softball on the town’s first-ever girls’ team. Inspired by her teacher, Maria begins her mission by advocating for the preservation of Yuba City’s lone baseball field. She quickly discovers, however, that that’s only the first of many ways she’ll have to challenge authorities. Set in the context of restrictive laws placed on Maria’s Indian-Mexican community, Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh (Tu, $16.95) showcases vivid scenes of daily life and delves into the discriminatory practices faced by immigrants to the United States. Author Uma Krishnaswami has created a determined, complex character whose spirit and sense of justice will move all readers. Ages 9-11.


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By Uma Krishnaswami, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600602610
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Published: Tu Books - May 15th, 2017

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