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Rooting for Rafael Rosales
Rooting for Rafael Rosales

Rooting for Rafael Rosales



304 Pages, 5.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9780807567449

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Mar 2018)

Price: $9.99


A heartwarming story about a determined girl in Minnesota and a persistent MLB hopeful from the Dominican Republic

Rafael has dreams to someday play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries, especially about the bees that are dying all over the world. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, from Minnesota to the Dominican Republic. In their own ways, Maya and Rafael search for hope, face difficult choices, and learn a secret—the same secret—that forever changes how they see the world.

Author Biography

Kurtis Scaletta is the author of 11 books for young readers. Many of them are about baseball, but he has also written about snakes, robots, and giant fungi. He grew up in five states and three foreign countries, but now stays put in Minnesota with his wife, son, and housecats.