Rachele Alpine

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About Rachele Alpine: One of Rachele Alpine's first jobs was at a library, but it didn’t last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she's a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit. She is not only an author, but a National Board certified high school Language Arts teacher, and has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts from Boston University. She teaches high school English and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where she also writes her YA and middle grade novels.

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Rachele Alpine's School Visits & Speaking Engagements: Rachele Alpine speaks about writing and publishing and can facilitate book discussions about her books. Please visit this link for more about Rachele Alpine's speaking and for teaching resources.


Rachele Alpine's Books

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YOU THROW LIKE A GIRL (2017): Gabby's summer vacation isn't shaping up to be that great. Her dad was just deployed overseas, and Gabby is staying at her grandmother's house with her mom and baby sister until he returns.

The one bright spot is that Gabby plans to sign up for the local softball league—her greatest love and a passion she shares with her Dad who was a pitcher in college. But when Gabby goes to sign up for the summer league, she discovers that there wasn't enough interest to justify a girl's team this year. And to top it off, a horrible miscommunication ends with Gabby signed up to participate in the Miss Popcorn Festival—the annual pageant that Gabby's mom dominated when she was younger.

Besides not having any interest in the pageant life, Gabby made a promise to her dad that she would play softball for the summer. Since her pitching skills rival any boy her age, Gabby creates a master plan: disguise herself as a boy and sign up for the boy's baseball team instead—and try to win the pageant to make Mom happy. Can Gabby juggle perfecting her pageant walk and perfecting her fastball? Or will this plan strike out? (Ages 8-12)

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