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 Anybody's game : Kathryn Johnston, the first girl to play little league baseball
 Author: Lang, Heather

 Publisher:  Whitman (2018)

 Dewey: 796.3570
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 541205 ISBN: 9780807503799
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Massar, Kathryn Johnston
 Women baseball players
 Little League baseball

Price: $20.76

Summary:
The true story of Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston, who became the first girl to play Little League baseball.

 Illustrator: Puglesi, Cecilia


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 503522
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 72531

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/18)
   School Library Journal (03/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2018 Gr 2–4—Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston wants nothing more than to play baseball—and has the skills to do it. The only problem: it's 1950 and girls aren't allowed to play. So the trailblazer disguises herself as a boy and makes the team. In this picture book biography, Lang doesn't leave baseball lovers stranded on base as game-related terminology is sprinkled throughout. Puglesi's digital artwork adds depth to the text, showing strong emotions on the characters' faces and containing fun hidden gems, especially for Yankees fans (notice the magazines and posters). The text works nicely with the illustrations and would make for a good one-on-one read. The back matter is rather slight. Lang includes an author's note, which explains the legal fight for girls to play Little League, and a time line. Readers are told in the acknowledgements that sources can be found at the author's website. While Lang swings for the fences, she settles for a solid double. VERDICT Best for the baseball-obsessed, and a second purchase where Little League is popular.—Kerri Williams, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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