The Underdogs, by Mike Lupica

Summary:  Small but fast twelve-year-old Will Tyler, an avid football player in the down-and-out town of Forbes, Pennsylvania, takes matters into his own hands to try and finance the city’s football team, giving the whole community hope in the process.

Philomel

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Carrying Mason, by Joyce Moccero

Summary:  In rural Pennsylvania in 1958, when thirteen-year-old Luna’s best friend Mason dies, she decides to move in with his mentally disabled mother and care for her as Mason did.

ZonderKidz

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