Over the Wall by John H. Ritter

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Anger is a bombshell exploding. And for 13-year-old Tyler, the baseball field has become a battlefield laced with landmines. He tries to watch his step, but every time he thinks he has his temper under control, boom!, he winds up in a fight. If he isn't careful, his dreams of making the All-Star team and being noticed by a scout are going to blow up as well. But Tyler's coach isn't about to let that happen. A Vietnam War veteran, Coach Trioli has seen anger destroy enough people. He knows that Tyler is fighting a war that has no winner. And if Tyler is ever going to be the ballplayer he dreams of becoming, he'll have to learn to fight his battles with his glove, his bat, and his love for the game--not with his fists.

John H. Ritter, author of the award-winning Choosing Up Sides, has written a powerful story about war, fair play, and one boy's struggle to find a middle ground.

About John H. Ritter

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While John H. Ritter is well known for his imaginative baseball novels for young readers, "Under the Baseball Moon "expresses his other love: music. John's first novel, "Choosing Up Sides," won the 1999 IRA Children's Book Award and was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. His subsequent novels "Over the Wall "and "The Boy Who Saved Baseball" went on to secure John's place as the preeminent writer of baseball fiction for young people. A full-time writer of German, Irish, and American Indian descent, he lives in San Diego with his wife.
Published May 8, 2000 by Philomel. 320 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Ritter (Choosing Up Sides) again draws parallels between baseball and social issues as he explores the struggles of a 13-year-old boy on and off the field. There are many walls in Tyler's life: th

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