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Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Inningsby Deborah Hopkinson
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When Alta Weiss throws a corncob at a tomcat chasing her favorite hen, folks know one thing for sure: she may be a girl, but she's got some arm. At the age of six Alta can nail any target, and by seventeen she's outpitched every boy in town. Then one day her father takes Alta to Vermilion, Ohio — home of the semipro baseball team called the Independents. "Where do I sign up?" she asks. But one look at Alta tells the coach all he needs to know: She's a girl, and girls can't play baseball. But faster than you can say "strike out," Alta proves him wrong: Girls andlt;iandgt;canandlt;/iandgt; play baseball!
Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Terry Widenerandlt;/Bandgt; is an award-winning illustrator whose picture books include andlt;Iandgt;Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Manandlt;/Iandgt; (a andlt;Iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/Iandgt; Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book) and andlt;Iandgt;The Babe and Iandlt;/Iandgt; (a recipient of the California Young Reader Medal), both by David A. Adler, and andlt;Iandgt;Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Inningsandlt;/Iandgt; (a Junior Library Guild Selection) by Deborah Hopkinson. Mr. Widener lives with his family in McKinney, Texas.
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