Choosing Up Sides
Choosing Up Sides
Choosing Up Sides
John Ritter
When preacher's boy Luke Bledsoe steps on a baseball field, he discovers he has real pitching talent. For once, he can be proud of being left-handed. But Reverend Bledsoe believes that the left side is the side of Satan and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. Luke has spent his whole life trying to please his father. Will he choose to give up the game he's come to love-or turn his back on his family?An ALA Best Book for Young Adults1999 IRA Children's Book AwardA BCCB Blue Ribbon Book

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Set during the early days of Prohibition in 1921, Choosing Up Sides is a well-designed study of personal choice. Luke Bledsoe, a thirteen- year-old preacher's son finds himself torn between conflicting messages about the value of sports in life.

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