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Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero (Badger Biographies)

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Joyce Westerman grew up on a farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. As a kid, she cleaned the barn, picked vegetables, and helped her father cut down trees. But what she really loved to do was play baseball. Joyce played ball at recess and with friends whenever she could. She even joined her aunt’s adult softball team when she was only twelve.

As Joyce got older, she went to work at a factory in Kenosha. But when World War II broke out, she got a chance to try out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Women from all over the country signed up to show off their skills. Only a few were good enough, and Joyce was one of them. For eight years, Joyce travelled around the United Stated playing ball, winning the league championship in her last season.

This addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers tells the story of a woman who lived her dream of becoming a professional athlete. In a time when women had few opportunities for careers, and next to none in professional sports, Joyce and her teammates showed that women have what it takes.

Synopsis:

Joyce Westerman grew up on a farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. As a kid, she cleaned the barn, picked vegetables, and helped her father cut down trees. But what she really loved to do was play baseball. When Joyce got older, she tried out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. This addition to the Badger Biographies series tells the story of a woman who lived her dream of becoming a professional athlete. In a time when women had few opportunities for careers, and next to none in professional sports, Joyce showed that women have what it takes.

About the Author

Bob Kann, author of several Badger Biographies, is a well-known storyteller, juggler, and magician who performs at schools, libraries, and festivals throughout the country. He also teaches classes and holds workshops for educators, social service agencies, and businesses on humor, motivation, creativity, and storytelling. His book Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics won a 2009 National Indie Excellence Award.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870204869
Author:
Kann, Bob
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Badger Biographies Series
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
64
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Biographies
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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Joyce Westerman grew up on a farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. As a kid, she cleaned the barn, picked vegetables, and helped her father cut down trees. But what she really loved to do was play baseball. When Joyce got older, she tried out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. This addition to the Badger Biographies series tells the story of a woman who lived her dream of becoming a professional athlete. In a time when women had few opportunities for careers, and next to none in professional sports, Joyce showed that women have what it takes.

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