Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

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Dirt on Their Skirts

Dirt on Their Skirts

Fall 2000 Story Books
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Author: Lyndall Callan
Illustrator: E. B. Lewis
ISBN: 0-8037-2042-4
Hardcover Price: $16.99
A carefully constructed glimpse into a piece of women’s history, this book is neatly aimed at young girls and boys just beginning to play baseball or softball. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was formed during the years of World War II. They kept the game alive in mind and heart and provided special role models for the girls of that time and any time. In this single day slice-of-life, a young girl cheers for her favorite player during a championship game. The excitement is pungently caught in the spare play-by-play narrative, and the sweeping illustrations focus on the action and the intense faces of players and watchers. This book is an enticing peek that may lead to a longer look at these remarkable women.
Yvonne Coleman   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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