Heat by Mike Lupica
Paperback, 220 pages
Miguel/Michael Arroyo is a 12 year old baseball player in New York City whose family emigrated to the US from Cuba. His father is gone, so he and his 17 year old brother (who lies and says he’s 18) struggle to make ends meet. All Michael wants to do is lead his ball club to Williamsport and the Little League World Series, but it seems like everything is standing in his way.
There’s enough scandal, suspense and action in Heat by Mike Lupica to keep the pages turning.