★ “An exuberant tribute.” —Booklist

★ “Corey blends lively fiction and fact.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] thoroughly charming picture book.” —School Library Journal

“Pigtails is a solid hit.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Players in Pigtails

Shana Corey
Scholastic / 2003

Batter up! Did you know that one of America’s favorite songs was written about a girl? And that in the 1940s, girls all across America were crazy for our country’s favorite game? Inspired by these two little-known facts, Shana Corey and Rebecca Gibbon imagine how one determined girl followed a dream and became a player in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Spirited text and jubilant pictures celebrate these brave girls’ love of the game and the league they called their own.

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  • ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection