Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Ghost

Reynolds, Jason. Ghost.

“Ghost” Cranshaw has been running for three years, ever since the night his father shot a gun at him and his mother. One day, while watching a track practice, he decides to crash a race. Impressed, the coach offers him a spot on the team, with one condition: if Ghost can stop getting into fights at middle school, he can run for the Defenders.

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Soar

Bauer, Joan, Soar.

Baseball is life for Jeremiah Lopper even though a serious health issue keeps him off the field.  So when his robot-building dad has the opportunity to work to a town with a championship baseball team, he is overjoyed. Jeremiah’s joy soon turns to concern when a scandal rocks the High School team, with devastating consequences. Can Jeremiah’s can-do spirit bring baseball back to this heartbroken community?

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