Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 3.8
Lexile® Measure: 520L
Guided Reading: M
- Historical Fiction
- Realistic Fiction
- Women's History and Experience
- Women in Sports
About This Book
"You have to be tough to play baseball in a skirt".
And you had to be really, really good to play in the 1946 championship game between the Racine Belles and the Rockford Peaches. Sitting in the stands, Margaret thrilled to every crack of the bat, stolen base, and pulse-pounding play. Someday she hoped to join her heroes like Sophie "the Flash" Kurys and Betty "Moe" Trezza. But for now she concentrated all her energy and passion for the game on this amazing fourteenth inning. As the pitcher's ball hurtled toward the plate, Margaret could almost feel what it would be like to be in that batter's position, arms tensed, bat held high, just ready to make that baseball fly ...
Doreen Rappaport, Lyndall Callan, and acclaimed artist E.B. Lewis take young readers back to a historic game in the annals of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Based on written accounts and on the memories of the players themselves, this exciting story is for all those playground heroines and sandlot sluggers whose hearts beat a little faster whenever they hear the words ...