Tryouts: (A Graphic Novel) (The Brinkley Yearbooks #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the The Brinkley Yearbooks series.

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Al lives and breathes baseball. Baseball is everything to her, and when Al makes the all-boy team, the pressure is on. Not only is the team hoping to win the championship for the tenth straight year, but they have a new coach, and last year's star players have all graduated. When the local news runs a story on Al and not the team, morale starts to dip, and games are lost. Al has what it takes to be the best and just wants to play the game for as long as she's allowed. Tryouts is a funny middle grade graphic novel about learning what it means to be part of team and staying true to yourself.

— Jen Steele


It's warm up time in this newest installment in the Brinkley Yearbook series. Will Alexandra make the cut and help the historically boys baseball team defend their 9-year championship title?

Alexandra, also known as Al, has been playing baseball with her older brothers for as long as she can remember. But when she ages out of Little League, it seems like it’s the end of the road for Al and the sport she loves. Until, that is, her friend Sammy suggests that Al try out for the middle school team—a team that has always been boys-only. 

Al is prepared to fight for her right to try out, but to her surprise, the coach is delighted by her interest. When Al makes the team, it seems like everything is going to work out. But with a tenth consecutive championship on the line for Brinkley Middle School and a team that can’t seem to get along, will their season ground out faster than Al can say “home run”?

About the Author

Sarah Sax is an author-illustrator based in Portland, ME. She studied illustration, animation and storytelling at Hampshire College. Sarah has a background in arts education and she was a former Creative Director at Lumos Labs (Lumosity) in San Francisco. Sarah cares deeply about how, why and what people create (and how to foster the creative spark in those who've forgotten or are fearful to try). Picture Day is her graphic novel debut.

Praise For…

"A story that will encourage readers to spread their wings." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593306918
ISBN-10: 0593306910
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: The Brinkley Yearbooks