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The #1 New York Times bestseller inspired by the true-life story of a former little leaguer Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his seventeen-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation, along with his dream of playing in the Little League World Series--until a rival accuses Michael of being older than the league limit. With no parents and a birth certificate that is stuck in his native Cuba, the shadows in Michael's life grow darker. But that is when heroes emerge, and for Michael, heroes don't come any bigger than the Yankees. Praise for HEAT * "The dialogue crackles, and the rich cast of supporting characters nearly steals the show. Top-notch entertainment in the Carl Hiaasen mold."-- Booklist, starred review "Lupica scores another hit with this warmhearted novel."-- School Library Journal "[C]onvincing characterization and exciting on-field action help Lupica throw out a baseball story with heart."-- Publisher's Weekly
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Grouped Work ID 4de05724-b277-18b0-d6fc-d438e11c727c
Grouping Title heat
Grouping Author lupica mike
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Andino, Paolo.
author Mike Lupica
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display_description Pitching prodigy Michael Arroyo is on the run from social services after being banned from playing Little League baseball because rival coaches doubt he is only twelve years old and he has no parents to offer them proof.
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subject_facet Baseball -- Juvenile fiction, Brothers -- Juvenile fiction, Child welfare -- Juvenile fiction, Cuban Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Cubans -- Juvenile fiction, Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction, Little League baseball -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction, Social service -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Heat
title_full Heat, Heat / Mike Lupica, Heat [sound recording] / Mike Lupica
title_short Heat
topic_facet Baseball, Brothers, Child welfare, Cuban Americans, Cubans, Illegal aliens, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Little League baseball, Orphans, Runaway children, Social service