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The Benchwarmers Series

From #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning, sports writing powerhouse John Feinstein, The Benchwarmers is an action-packed middle grade series about sixth-grade soccer teammates in Philadelphia.

Jeff Michaels is the son of a TV reporter just learning how to play soccer. Andrea Carillo earned her place as one of the team’s best players—only to be benched beside Jeff because their coach doesn’t think girls should play with boys.

But when Jeff uses his Philadelphia media contacts to bring awareness to Andi’s sidelining—and athletic skills—they find themselves in the line of fire against bullies in a media firestorm where they learn the true value of teamwork and friendship.

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    • Game Changers

    • The Benchwarmers Series (Volume 2)
      John Feinstein
      FSG Books for Young Readers

    • Trouble is about to tip off for Jeff and Andi’s sixth-grade basketball teams in Game Changers, a standalone second book in the middle-grade Benchwarmers series by #1 New York...

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    • Benchwarmers

    • The Benchwarmers Series (Volume 1)
      John Feinstein
      Square Fish

    • The path to victory starts on the sidelines, in this fast-paced new middle grade series from #1 New York Times bestselling sportwriting powerhouse John Feinstein.

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • Audio Book
      • eBook

John Feinstein

John Feinstein is the author of more than thirty books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers: A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. He is also the author of numerous kids mysteries. His first young adult mystery, Last Shot, won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. John also works for the Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Sirius XM Radio and Comcast Sportsnet.

Christine Feinstein