A Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall 2016

“As she did in Flying the Dragon (2012), Lorenzi sympathetically captures the challenges of cultural relocation. A warm, sensitive, realistic portrait of a Muslim boy adjusting to contemporary America.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with details about Pakistani and Muslim life…Lorenzi’s novel offers a sensitive look at the cultural merging that accompanies immigration.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“This sensitive middle-grade novel is an excellent introduction to cricket, culture shock, and what life may be like for some recent immigrants…for readers looking for a sports book with heart, this will be a home run.” ~ Booklist

“Add this title to your shelves, and pitch it to kids who like sports stories and moving realistic novels.” ~ School Library Journal


Awards and Honors:

Maud Hart Lovelace Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Master List 2016-2017

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Master List 2014-2015

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2013

Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013

International Reading Association Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards, Intermediate Honor Book 2013

Sakura Medal Shortlist 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List 2013-2014

NY Public LIbrary’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2012

IndieBound Kids’ Summer Next List 2012

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