"Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been dropped from his Little League team.Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry, ' star pitcher of the Negro Leagues , could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story." 'K. Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America) Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)
Finding Buck McHenry
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1991.
250 p. ;,21 cm.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Alfred Slote
African Americans Juvenile fiction.