@Deborahopkinson @LittleLeague #TournamentPlay #ThrowbackThursday #GreatRead #GirlWonder

Looking for a great baseball book this summer? Check-out Girl Wonder by Deborah Hopkinson.

February 28, 2006
Ages 4-8
Jane Addams Honor Award

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 can play baseball!

About Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 45 books for young readers including picture books, historical fiction, and nonfiction.  Her most recent awards include an Oregon Book award for Courage & Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark, the Green Earth Environmental Award for Follow the Moon Home, and the Jane Addams Peace Association Award for Steamboat SchoolIn 2017, she published two picture books, A Letter to My Teacher and Independence Cake. Forthcoming titles include Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen and D-Day: The World War II Invasion of Normandy that Changed History. She will also join six other authors in publishing Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All.
Deborah lives in West Linn, Oregon. Follow her on Twitter @deborahopkinson or visit her on the web at www.deborahhopkinson.com.

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