Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball
Illustrated By: Cecilia Puglesi
Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball  -     By: Heather Lang
    Illustrated By: Cecilia Puglesi
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Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball

Illustrated By: Cecilia Puglesi
Albert Whitman & Company / 2018 / Hardcover

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Title: Anybody's Game: Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball
By: Heather Lang
Illustrated By: Cecilia Puglesi
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 10.10 X 8.30 X 0.60 (inches)
Weight: 11 ounces
ISBN: 0807503797
ISBN-13: 9780807503799
Stock No: WW503799

Publisher's Description

In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League, but an unwritten rule kept girls from trying out. So she cut off her hair and tried out as a boy under the nickname "Tubby." She made the team—and changed Little League Baseball forever. An inspiring and suspenseful story about what it means to want something so badly you'll break the rules to do it—and how breaking the rules can lead to change.

Author Bio

Heather Lang is the author of several acclaimed titles including Queen of the Track and Swimming with Sharks. She lives with her husband and four children in Massachusetts. Cecilia Puglesi was born in Argentina. After receiving a Fulbright grant, she completed an MFA in computer arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She currently lives in Spain.

Editorial Reviews

"Lang tells the tale in a direct and sympathetic manner, without maudlin sentimentality or anger, instead stressing Kathryn's love of baseball and her strength of character." —Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will admire [Kathryn's] grit and determination—particularly when she demands that her mother cut off her long braids so she can try out for Little League as 'a boy.'" —Publishers Weekly

"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." —School Library Journalâ·Â‹

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