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Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey
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May 14, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: communities, historical-fiction, multi-age, mid-20th-century, picture-book, sports-theme

Katie Casey takes the bat in this story based on a line from "Take Me Out To The BallGame" and an amalgam of the real young women who formed the Girls' Professional Baseball League in the mid-20th century. The retro art style, colors, and scenes emphasize the times, and the social attitudes are almost jarring to today's sensibilities: "What good is baseball to a girl"? In Casey's case, it was EVERYTHING!

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