Monday, May 7, 2018

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi - ESSENTIAL

Lorenzi Natalie Dias A Long Pitch Home, 248 pages. Charlesbridge, 2016. $17. Language: G (0 swears 0 “F”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.

Bilal is your average boy from Karachi, Pakistan. He is really into cricket and his favorite player is Omar Khan. One day his family decides to move from their hometown to America because their cousins lived there, this is a challenge for Bilal because there is a language barrier, and he has completely different interests. He joins a baseball league because his uncle Jalaal enrolls him into it. He meets a person on the team named Jordan who is a girl. This is where his experience in America starts.

I liked that I could personally relate to this book in some way. It is about a Muslim boy that is being introduced to American culture. I can also relate to how he has to deal with how a lifestyle of an American muslim is compared to the ones in the middle east. The author did a good job on representing muslims to people. I’m happy with the way this book came out.

MS - ESSENTIAL 7th Grade Student Reviewer IK

1 comment:

Natalie Lorenzi said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read A Long Pitch Home and post this lovely review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book and that you felt connected to the story. Have you read Amina's Voice by Hena Khan, or the Ms. Marvel series? These books have Muslim characters, too, and are so well done.