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Players in Pigtails

Written by Shana Corey

Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon


This fun read tells the story of baseball-obsessed Katie Casey, who isn’t a whiz at home economics and other things “girly,” but is a natural athlete. When she auditions for — and gets — a spot on the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s, she finds herself in a sisterhood fueled by the love of the game, and all its players are asked to find the balance between their athleticism and their femininity. Though set in an earlier time, this story is relatable to today’s girls too.

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