TORONTO AUTHOR JOYCE GRANT’S CHILDREN’S NOVEL TO BE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THIS SUNDAY AT CHRISTIE PITS AS PART OF OUR 2016 TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL ‘DISTANCE FOR DERBY’ FUNDRAISING EVENT
The Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Committee is proud to announce that distinguished local author Joyce Grant will be launching her children’s novel, Tagged Out, during our 2016 TP House League Baseball ‘Derby for Distance’ Fundraising Event on Sunday, October 20 at Christie Pits.
Grant’s debut novel revolves around the story of the inner-city Toronto Blues baseball team that is having a lousy year. Shortstop Nash and the Blues just can’t seem to win a game. They especially hate losing to their archrivals, The Parkhill Pirates. When all-star player, Jock, joins the Blues, it looks like they might be able to turn the season around. The only problem? When the Pirates find out that Jock is gay, they ambush Nash and Jock, and Nash has to decide if he wants to stand by his teammate.
Tagged Out is great book for kids who love baseball but don’t love reading. There’s lots of real-life baseball action–and best of all, it’s set in Toronto’s own Christie Pits.
As part of the official book launch, TP Baseball Committee Member Paul Bagnell will be conducting an on site interview with Grant at noon time during our ‘Distance for Derby’ Event. Everyone is welcome to attend this public forum where Grant will answer questions regarding the inspiration and work involved behind bringing Tagged Out to publication.
Additionally, there will an opportunity for all attendees at our ‘Distance for Derby’ event to participate in a free prize draw for copies of ‘Tagged Out’.
Along with renowned illustrator Jan Dolby, Grant is also the author of the popular Gabby children’s picture book series. In addition, Grant is also a writer and editor for Teaching Kids News (TKN), a popular children’s blog which offers kid-friendly news articles, taken from the headlines of real newspapers.