Submitted by Ms. Brenda!
Girls can do anything! We know this, but in 1942 girls weren’t allowed to do some things. Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey, tells the story of Katie Casey. Katie wasn’t cut out for cooking, sewing, and dancing like most other girls her age. She was good at baseball, though. She could catch a ball with her eyes closed. She could hit any ball with one hand behind her back. She loved baseball! Each spring she’d show up for her high school baseball team’s tryouts. Each spring she was sent away without even getting a chance to try. During World War II, lots of young men were away, and more and more baseball fields were becoming empty. It was time to let some girls “PLAY BALL!” With Rebecca Gibbon’s beautiful illustrations, we are taken back to the 1940’s. Find out just what young ladies went through to become players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). See this book listed in our catalog