Safe at Home (Paperback)

By Sharon Robinson

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439671989, 150pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/1/2006)

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Description

A high-interest sports novel from the author of PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.

Ten-year-old Elijah Breeze, aka Jumper, is having the hardest summer of his life. His father has just died; his mother has moved them from the suburbs to New York City's Harlem area; and he has to spend the summer at baseball camp. Basketball is Jumper's game. He doesn't know anything about baseball, or city life, or how to keep going without his dad. Jumper struggles in his new life, but he's encouraged by the support of his coach and by his grandma's wisdom. He finds out it is possible to start over in a new place with new people . . . and still hold on to what's important from his past.



About the Author

Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction. She has also written several widely praised nonfiction books about her father, including JACKIE'S NINE: BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF and PROMISES TO KEEP: HOW JACKIE ROBINSON CHANGED AMERICA.