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Players in Pigtails

Players in Pigtails

by Shana Corey Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

With many men serving in the military during World War II, Phillip Wrigley follows his daring plan to recruit women to play ball, despite public ridicule. On opening day, Katie Casey, a member of the Kenosha Comets, shows fans and the country that women have just as much talent as men when it comes to sports.

Ages
7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
3.1
Lexile Measure
350L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Shana Corey Shana Corey's books for young readers include Here Come the Girl Scouts!, Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Milly and the Macy's Parade, and Players in Pigtails. Shana is also a children's book editor.
Rebecca Gibbon

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