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Anybody's Game

Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball

Heather Lang, Cecilia Puglesi (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2018)


The Best Children's Books of the Year 2019, Bank Street College

In 1950, girls didn't play baseball--until Kathryn Johnston changed Little League.

In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League baseball, 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 forever. This is a story about wanting to do something so badly, you're willing to break the rules, and how breaking those rules can lead to change.

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807503867, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2022

About the Author

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.