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BIOGRAPHICAL FAMILY MEMOIR YOUNG ADULT

1960s & '70s

Ken White

Logline

In 1962, a California teen learns of his dying father’s dream to play catch with his idol, Yankee baseball legend Mickey Mantle. In a desperate race against time to fulfill his father’s wish, the boy discovers more about life, growing up, and family than he ever imagined.

Genre

Biographical, Family, Memoir, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Modesto, California, Anaheim, California, Chicago, Illinois, Cities along Route 66, Commerce, Oklahoma

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: White & Wilkinson

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

A young boy tries to fulfill his dying father's lifelong dream of playing catch with his idol, Mickey Mantle.

Ending Description

Before his father passes away, a freak set of circumstances allows Mickey Mantle to visit the young boy's father.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Mikey Wright

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Engaging, Honorable, Modest, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Teddy Jensen

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Timothy Wright

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Kelly Maurer

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Heartthrob, Romantic, Charming, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Funny

Logline

In 1962, a California teen learns of his dying father’s dream to play catch with his idol, Yankee baseball legend Mickey Mantle. In a desperate race against time to fulfill his father’s wish, the boy discovers more about life, growing up, and family than he ever imagined.

Short Summary

A young boy tries to fulfill his dying father's lifelong dream of playing catch with his idol, Mickey Mantle.


Before his father passes away, a freak set of circumstances allows Mickey Mantle to visit the young boy's father.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mikey Wright

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Engaging, Honorable, Modest, Naive

Character 1

Name: Teddy Jensen

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Villainous

Character 2

Name: Timothy Wright

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Engaging, Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Selfless

Character 3

Name: Kelly Maurer

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Gracious, Heartthrob, Romantic, Charming, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Funny

Supplemental Materials

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