Fair Ball tells the story of major league baseball player Derek Jeter when he was a young boy playing in little league. His team has made the playoffs and after some difficult games, make it into the semi-finals, but there is problem. His friend Dave's parents don't want the boys hanging out together any more, with no explanation. Can the team pull through with unresolved conflict between teammates?
This story sends the powerful message that you don't have to bring your troubles everywhere you go, and that sometimes you shouldn't let what other people think affect you.
I liked this book because I play baseball, and I'm the same age now that Derek is in this story. I recommend this book to kids aged 8-13, because although it is an easy read, it deals with the difficult issue of racism.