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Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
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May 01, 2018 | ISBN 9780425288597

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* “A grand slam in every way.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “In her newest novel, set against the backdrop of the space race, acclaimed historical fiction author Klages returns in fine form.”–Booklist, starred review

* “Katy’s mom . . . is particularly well drawn, as she empowers her daughter to fight injustice.”  —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Featuring powerful female characters, this is historical fiction that doesn’t drag for a second.”–School Library Journal

“There are writers with unique voices and important things to say about people of all kinds and shapes and minds. Ellen Klages is one of those writers. Ignore her at your peril.”—Neil Gaiman, author of Newbery Award winner The Graveyard Book

Out of Left Field shows us, with heart and precision, what it really takes to make the world change. Katy Gordon is my hero. She’s your hero, too.”—William Alexander, National Book Award winner

“Heartwarming, fresh, and full of surprises. Readers of all ages will cheer for funny, feisty Katy Gordon as she chases her big-league dreams. Ellen Klages hits this one out of the park!”—Jennifer L. Holm, three-time Newbery Honor recipient 

“They say that history is written by the winners. I say hidden histories, like the one ten-year-old Katy Gordon uncovers in this book, are writ large by winning authors like Ellen Klages. A book that’s part sports, part rabble-rousing activism, and all around amazing.”—Betsy Bird, School Library Journal blogger and editor of Funny Girl

A Junior Library Guild selection

Selected praise for Ellen Klages’s previous middle grade novels:

“An intense but accessible page-turner. . . . History and story are drawn together with confidence.”–The Horn Bookstarred review

“Klages has a gift for opening moral dilemmas to middle-graders. First-rate historical fiction.”–Publishers Weeklystarred review

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