Monday, November 24, 2008

Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings - Non-fiction Informational

Alta Weiss, the real life inspiration of this story, discovers she is "born to play baseball." At a young age, Alta developed the art of pitching and pursues a career as a professional baseball player in the early 1900s. After achieving that goal, Alta later was the only woman in her medical school graduating class. I loved this book, especially as an athlete. I wish this book would have been published when I was younger because I always wanted to be a professional softball player and was always beating the boys in various sports. I think this book could be a good way to introduce that women can be success and participate effectively in the same events as men.

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