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The #1 Bestseller! Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system-or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michael's secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources. Perfect for any Little Leaguer with dreams of making it big-as well as for fans of Mike Lupica's other New York Times bestsellers Travel Team, The Big Field, The Underdogs, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Game Changers series, this cheer-worthy baseball story shows that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall. ?
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9781101221471
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 06, 2017

This book is really entertaining. Classic Mike Lupica...actually most of the book is pretty sad, but everybody likes happy endings right:)

GallaBoy07 Apr 10, 2014

This book is really entertaining and I think anyone who has not read Mike Lupica's novels should because he is one of my top and favorite authors.

lovescars26 Jun 22, 2012

I really love this book because again i love baseball and i love the charters because i can feel the message he is letting out in this book it's not just a other book READ IT

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

i really didnt like this book even though my teacher told me to read it with my book club

Sep 02, 2009

I was really surprised by this book, expecting a decent sports story and finding not just very good sports fiction, but good fiction, period--not just about baseball, but about the experience of being an undocumented kid in the U.S. Well done!

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Apr 06, 2017

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Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

I have finished the book called, “Heat” by Lupica Mike a realistic-fiction book. In this book the central idea or main idea is that it is about this boy Ramon he went around town stealing peoples stuff, he runs fast so when the fat cop tried to get him down he had easily escaped; however, when Ramon was running through the park there was kids playing baseball so the kids turned and looked to see what was happening. The kids saw the cop behind them, the cop was also shouting stop so the kids heard it and turned to Ramon he was just about to get away when the pitcher threw the baseball ball at his head and Ramon fell on the ground and the cop got him in hand cuffs so he won’t go anywhere or escape again. What Ramon stole was a ladies purse and inside the ladies purse was lunch money that he had robed. Ramon got sent to jail and the kid who threw the baseball ball at him did not get any punishment even though he hurt him in the head and the pitcher didn’t know that kid that was running away. He was trying to help the cop get the thief because it was against the law that you can not steal in any conditions.


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lovescars26 Jun 22, 2012

"90 it was really 90"


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