My favorite quote of the month is in this book! Margaret's Mother chastises her brother, Robert, for teasing Margaret about her scabby knees -- scrapes she earned playing baseball at the playground
"You have to be tough to play baseball in a skirt."
The women who played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, started during World War II were tough - in a four-month season, they played 120 games, one every night and doubleheaders on Saturday or Sunday. Every child needs heroes who epitomize grit.
Unfortunately, there are very few picture books or juvenile biographies about these women who played ball, but there are some excellent picture biographies of girls and women who were baseball pioneers:
There are two superb books about the AAGPBL for chapter book readers:
Dirt on Their Skirts is unavailable through Bookshop.org at this time. Try your local library!
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