Asian-Pacific American

Librarians Association Children's Literature Winner

Wendy Shang, Author

THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW is now in bookstores!


Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.


Issues of sexism, racism, and struggles with depression are handled deftly in scenarios grounded in reality,

including an ending that’s hopeful without being pat.

- starred review, Publishers Weekly


        This is a fine story of family, loss, growing up

and learning to play baseball...

- starred review, Kirkus