Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Zombie Baseball Beatdown

By Paolo Bacigalupi; Sunil Malhotra (Read by)

Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780804121521, 5pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013


In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from.

The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.

About the Author
Paolo Bacigalupi is a rising star in the science fiction community having just won the Nebula award for The Windup Girl. He is also the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story and two Locus Awards for best collection and best novelette. Paolo lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. Ship Breaker is his first novel for young adults.

Sunil Malhotra is the recipient of multiple Audie nominations and AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the American Library Association's Odyssey Honor, for his audiobook narrations. His many film, television, animation, and video game credits include Fair Game, House, 24, Diablo III, and Blaze and the Monster Machines.