Simon & Schuster
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Featuring: Derek Jeter
Hardcover / e-Book
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The debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint, The Contract
is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of
legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.
As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop
for the New York Yankees. He even imagines himself in the
World Series. So when Derek is chosen for the Little League
Tigers, he hopes to play shortstop. But on the day of the
assignments, Derek Starts at second base. Still, he tries
his best while he wishes and dreams of that shortstop spot.
And to help him stay focused on school, his parents make him
a contract: keep up the grades or no baseball. Derek makes
sure he always plays his best gameâ€”on and off the baseball
Derek Jeter has played Major League Baseball for the New
York Yankees for twenty seasons and is a five-time World
Series Champion. He is a true legend in professional sports
and a role model for young people both on the field and
through his Turn 2 Foundation.
Inspired by Derek Jeterâ€™s childhood, The Contract is the
first book in Derek Jeterâ€™s middle grade baseball series, an
important part of the Jeter Publishing program, which will
encompass adult nonfiction titles, childrenâ€™s picture books,
middle grade fiction, Ready-to-Read childrenâ€™s books, and
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