August 25, 2013

Zombie Baseball Beatdown

cover image of Zombie Baseball Beatdown
Paolo Bacigalupi

Middle school friends Rabi, Miguel and Joe smell trouble near their small town's meatpacking plant - the stench of cows living in filthy conditions is disturbing enough but there is also the odd behavior of the cows and their zombie baseball coach. The boys investigation reveals that a growth supplement is being fed to the cows, who in turn produce zombie burgers. It's up to Rabi and his friends to expose the corrupt lawyers and plant managers. Told with delightfully gross details and smart dialogue, Bacigalupi tackles social issues and values with wit and skill. From the Printz Award- winning author of Ship Breaker (2010) Ages 8-12