Miracle on 49th Street, written by bestselling sports reporter and author Mike Lupica, is about an orphan named Molly living in Boston. Then she meets a famous basketball player-and instantly believes that he is her father. She manages to persuade him that she is, but he doesn't believe her. Molly doesn't give up, but will he finally give in to the truth? Or will Molly be orphaned forever? A lovingly told story about family and basketball.
I know that Mike Lupica normally writes sports stories with boys as the protagonist, but I think that Miracle could go both ways. I think everyone can identify a quality that they share with Molly. Overall, I'm hoping that Mr. Lupica will possibly write a sequel, because Molly was a very strong, bold character that made a great protagonist.