Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wiles, Deborah. The Aurora County All-Stars

Wiles, Deborah. The Aurora County All-Stars. Harcourt, 2007 [978-0-15-206068-8]

Twelve-year-old House Jackson lives in rural Mississippi, in a county too small for a Little League team. The next county also does not have one but they get together every Forth of July for a big game. This year, there is also a big county anniversary scheduled for the same day and everyone is to participate. This is a 242 page book of rural sports, friendship, family, and growing up. I enjoyed the story and the interaction between the characters…unfortunately I think the illustrated cover looks juvenile and may turn away some middle school readers.


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