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Fast Pitch by Nic Stone – Book Review

 

Title: Fast Pitch
Author: Nic Stone
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 31, 2021

Fast-pitch softball captain Shenice “Lightning” Lockwood has nothing else on her mind besides leading her team to the sectional championship and beyond. As the only all-Black team among a sea of mostly white faces, a championship win means more than just a trophy, especially in the Lockwood family, a family known for its generational talent. When Shenice meets her Great Uncle Jack, he tells her the tale of his big brother’s career and a crime and set-up that abruptly ended it. To restore her great grandfather’s (and family’s) good name, Shenice must dig into the past while trying to keep her feet and cleats firmly planted in the present. Wit