Mama Played Baseball

Mama Played Baseball

Amy's dad is away, fighting in World War II, and her mama must take a job. But it's no ordinary job--Amy's mother becomes a baseball player in the first professional women's league! Amy cheers louder than anyone at all of the home games. And while Mama's team travels, Amy works on a secret project--a surprise for her dad when he is finally back home. With warmhearted, historically based text and lush illustrations, award-winning author David A. Adler and talented new artist Chris O'Leary bring to life the soaring spirit of the 1940s. Featured in the major motion picture A League of Their Own, the All-American Girls Professional League helped women prove that no war could stop the great game of baseball.---from the publisher

32 pages    978-0152021962    Ages 7-10 An author's note provides historical context for the era.

Read alikes: Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey; Dirt on Their Skirts by Doreen Rappaport Other books from this time period in baseball: Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man by David A. Adler

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