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