Thursday, April 17, 2008

Players in Pigtails

Author: Shana Corey

First line: Katie Casey wasn't good at being a girl...

Why you should read this book: Inspired the film A League of Their Own and by learning that the old ballpark favorite "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is actually about a girl named Katie Casey, the author embarked to reimagine this slice of history, the story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Katie Casey loves baseball more than anything else, and with the boys at war, she finally gets her chance to be a star. The book includes historical information as well as the full lyrics to old baseball songs.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're busy practicing to join the WNBA.

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