Home Base: A Mother Daughter Story

home base

In this empowering picture book perfect for young feminists, a gutsy baseball-playing girl and her bricklaying mom celebrate when love and hard work triumph over nerves.

A young pitcher steps up to the plate.

A hardworking mom interviews for her biggest job yet.

Girls and women aren't always welcome in the worlds of baseball and bricklaying. But with practice, the right gear, and a whole lot of determination, this intrepid mom and daughter thrive under pressure. Readers get to see their parallel narratives unfold in tandem, coming together at the end for a sweet reward: ice cream!

With fun, punchy writing and radiant illustrations, this touching story will be a hit for budding activists, kids who love sports, and the moms who cheer them on.---from the publisher

32 pages                                    978-0823436637                       Ages 4-8

Keywords:  mother/daughter, girls and women, baseball, bricklayer, career, perseverance, sports, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, gender roles, gender equality

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