Stumptown Kid (2020)

Stumptown Kid Carol Gorman Ron J. Findley Stumptown Kid The moving story of an unlikely friendship between a young white boy and a black baseball player set against the dramatic backdrop of turbulent race relations in s America Twelve year old Charlie
  • Title: Stumptown Kid
  • Author: Carol Gorman Ron J. Findley
  • ISBN: 9781561453375
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
Stumptown Kid Carol Gorman Ron J. Findley The moving story of an unlikely friendship between a young white boy and a black baseball player set against the dramatic backdrop of turbulent race relations in 1950s America Twelve year old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can t have to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and for life to return the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the KoreanThe moving story of an unlikely friendship between a young white boy and a black baseball player set against the dramatic backdrop of turbulent race relations in 1950s America Twelve year old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can t have to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and for life to return the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa, and sets up camp near the river Luther is an injured former Negro Baseball League player, and Charlie loves baseball The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie s fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats But many of Holden s white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther s, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger Authors Carol Gorman and Ron Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.
Stumptown Kid Carol Gorman Ron J. Findley

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  1. Billy Newman

    This dramatic and sad story set in the years of when Blacks couldn t play baseball defines the true meanings of friendship, love, and sticking up for one another Charlie Nebraska wants two things in his life, to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have his father back who had died in the Korean War Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a former Negro Baseball League player who agrees to coach Charlie s neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats But many of Charlie s white nei [...]

  2. Sherri

    Genre Historical Fiction, Sports, SuspenseRating This is a dramatic and moving story set in the days of segregation A young white boy and a black man show the true meaning of friendship and heroism I m not much of a sports fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed the suspenseful baseball theme I didn t want to put this book down.Summary It is 1952 in Holden, Iowa Charlie Nebraska, whose father died in the Korean War, befriends a black man who had played baseball in the Negro Leagues Charlie dreams about pl [...]

  3. Bo

    This was the best book that I have ever read and if you are interested about racism, and baseball then you NEED to read this book.

  4. Aiden

    This book was amazing,it brought me so many emotions I didn t know how to handle In the book Charlie kept thinking his dad return from war and he wasn t dead I believed that as well, but the other part of me thought that he fought in a war and the soldiers brought his body back so there is no way the soldiers could be wrong Also my favorite part of the book is when Luther is teaching Charlie and his friends baseball and they become so much better at the game I thought it was very brave of Luther [...]

  5. Patrick

    This book covers a difficult topic within a classic sports story Overt and convert racism, different aspects of segregation are introduced The sports aspect of the novel is classic Americana The protagonist, Charlie Nebraska, is cut from the town team, he puts together his own squad with the help of Luther Peale, who is a former Negro league pitcher Through teamwork, hustle and a positive mindset, Luther helps Charlie and company beat the town team.To begin the story, Charlie s dad has died two [...]

  6. Chamdyn F

    Stumptown Kid was about a white kid who made a friend that was black in a white town Some characters are Charlie Nebraska, Uncle Vern, and Luther Peale One problem is that Uncle Vern hated black people One day Vern walked in when Luther was eating with Charlie and his mom My favorite character is Charlie because even though people hated Luther he still was friends with him In my opinion I think the book was a must read book It was a good story of blacks and whites It was a book that had cliffhan [...]

  7. Joyce Yattoni

    Told from a 11 year old boy s perspective growing up in an all white town Charlie is discovering the small town mentality of some of Stumptown s citizens when a young black man enters town There is some great historical fact in this story about the negro league Here are also some good historical facts that help define the setting for this time period early 1950 s I enjoyed reading about their Frigidaire, their new black and white TV, candling eggs, Red Cedar River, Rock Island bridge, the pick u [...]

  8. Bradley Stevens

    The Stumptown Kid is a book about a kid that loves baseball however he is not very good at it His name is Charlie and he try out for the local baseball team called the Wildcats but his best friend makes the team All Charlie can do is watch the games After the try outs are done he meets Luther who was a professional baseball player who played in the Negro league Luther helps Charlie become a better player Luther was a pitcher who can no longer pitch because he hurt his arm Charlie and Luther crea [...]

  9. Owen

    This book has all the five things a book needs Emotion,Shock,Craziness,Actions and Funny And those are the five things I judge a book by And this is book I would read over and over again and not get sick of it.

  10. Jacob Sp.

    Stumptown Kid was about a white kid who made a friend that was black in a white town Some characters are Charlie Nebraska, Uncle Vern, and Luther Peale One problem is that Uncle Vern hated black people One day Vern walked in when Luther was eating with Charlie and his mom My favorite character is Charlie because even though people hated Luther he still was friends with him I was kind of like Luther when I lived in Davenport I had a friend that was black At our old school blacks would be friends [...]

  11. Duane

    This is a great book for a story that shows that people are equal no matter what skin color they are Charlie is dealing with loosing his dad and his mother dating a jerk After not making the dream baseball team in his town, he befriends a new man in town who just happens to be black Charlie learns quickly that his ideal town has it s own biases when it comes to different people Luther, the new man in town, has his own past he has to deal with at the same time, trying to show those that ll give h [...]

  12. Nancy H

    This was a really good story about a boy whose father was killed in the Korean War, and who loves baseball He makes a new friend, a professional baseball player with a secret, and finds out some sad truths about how people in his town treat black persons He defends his friend, and finds some peace within himself as he stands up for what is right This is a good glimpse of what life was like in the early 1950 s.

  13. Mr. Steve

    Winning combination of historical fiction and baseball Charlie wants to make the best baseball team but gets cut A former Negro League baseball player befriends him and becomes the coach of Charlie s second rate team Racial tension abound as this takes place in 1952 Iowa , but fortunately the racist language is tame Lots of baseball techniques given.

  14. Barb Keltner

    One of my 6th graders, Gage, recommended this book to me as the best book he d ever read and he was right Its focus is baseball but since the main character s friend is a black former pro baseball player in the 50 s, there is a lot about race relations of that time too Very, VERY exciting I can see pairing it with Thank You, Jackie Robinson.

  15. Smiley

    THis book has a lot of suspense and this book has a lot of racism There s some death and violence Yet all those things might seem bad, they teach us some great lessons for life like never to give up.

  16. Marge

    I LOVE THIS BOOK Its about a boy growing up in times where it was still bad to some people to be around a black person When the boy becomes friends with one, some people dont take that too well and problems occur Must read

  17. Kolby jacobe

    really interesting book very intense and just a great book in general makes you want to read it all the time even if you don t want to trust i tries stopping but i couldn t it was just so interesting so i think you should read it

  18. Sophie S.

    This book was amazing, it was one of my Battle Books and I enjoyed it SO MUCH It changed me because I learned many new different baseball techniques Thank you Luther P

  19. Jess

    Baseball, Iowa setting, and a pretty realistic racial message as well It was a good book, thought provoking than I expected.

  20. Jone

    Should make a great read a loud A glimpse into the past about race relations, baseball, and prejudice It seems that there is much to discuss.

  21. Tess

    This happens to be one of my favorite books I think it is a great story about true friendship and great trust

  22. Dquan G.

    I think this is a really good book it had some action not a lot but some It had sad parts in there it all most made me cry.

  23. Kennedi Seals

    My whole grade had to read this book and you could tell everyone was listening and waiting for what would happen next.

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