★ “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
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.
- ALA Amelia Bloomer Selection