Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!
Eleven-year-old knuckleball pitcher Vivy Cohen, who has autism, becomes pen pals with her favorite Major League baseball player after writing a letter to him as an assignment for her social skills class.
Vivy Cohen is determined. She's had enough of playing catch in the park. She's ready to pitch for a real baseball team.
But Vivy's mom is worried about Vivy being the only girl on the team, and the only autistic kid. She wants Vivy to forget about pitching, but Vivy won't give up. When her social skills teacher makes her write a letter to someone, Vivy knows exactly whom to choose: her hero, major-league pitcher VJ Capello. Then two amazing things happen: A coach sees Vivy's knuckleball and invites her to join his team. And VJ starts writing back!
Now Vivy is a full-fledged pitcher, with a catcher as a new best friend and a steady stream of advice from VJ. But when a big accident puts her back on the bench, Vivy has to fight to stay on the team.
|Lexile ® Measure||650L|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Book Type||Middle Grade Novels|
|Primary Contributor||Sarah Kapit|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|
|Publisher||Dial Books for Young Readers|