Puffin Books Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Puffin Books Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!
Puffin Books Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Puffin Books Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!

By Sarah Kapit

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Publication Date: June 8, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

In this perfectly pitched novel-in-letters, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won’t let anything stop her from playing baseball—not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.

Vivy Cohen is determined. She’s had enough of playing catch in the park. She’s ready to pitch for a real baseball team.

But Vivy’s mom is worried about Vivy being the only girl on the team, and the only autistic kid. She wants Vivy to forget about pitching, but Vivy won’t give up. When her social skills teacher makes her write a letter to someone, Vivy knows exactly whom to choose: her hero, major-league pitcher VJ Capello. Then two amazing things happen: A coach sees Vivy’s knuckleball and invites her to join his team. And VJ starts writing back!

Now Vivy is a full-fledged pitcher, with a catcher as a new best friend and a steady stream of advice from VJ. But when a big accident puts her back on the bench, Vivy has to fight to stay on the team.

About the Author

Sarah Kapit lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband and their goofy orange cat. She earned a PhD in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and she’s always happy to talk about the history of women, medicine, and any other history geek topic. She has a longstanding involvement in the disability rights and neurodiversity movements, and serves as chairperson of the Association for Autistic Community.

Author Residence: Bellevue, WA

Format: Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780525554196

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