Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: (Women Athletes in History, Gift for Teenage Girls and Women)

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Chronicle Books, Mar 3, 2020 - History - 160 pages
This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own.

In 1941, the world was at war, and with able-bodied American men fighting overseas, professional baseball was in danger of becoming a quaint relic—until women stepped up to the plate.

In this heartwarming illustrated history, the League's story is told by the ones who know it best: the players. Author Anika Orrock collects a variety of funny, charming, wince-worthy, and powerful vignettes told by the players themselves about their time playing the American pastime.

• Features stories of grit and perseverance against all odds, told by the players themselves
• Filled with player statistics, historical beats, headlines, and more; and fully illustrated in Anika's vibrant style
• A visually engaging, readable women-led history book

Written in an approachable manner and beautifully illustrated, The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a one-of-a-kind story told through the women's own voices and their own perspectives.

This book ultimately proves that the incredible women of the AAGPBL truly were in a league of their own.

• A unique celebration of a specific moment in women's and sports history
• A great read for experienced and new sports fans alike, readers young and old, baseball fans, and anyone looking for an inspiring gift for an aspiring professional sports player
• Perfect on the shelf with books like Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker, and Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by Kate Schatz

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About the author (2020)

Anika Orrock is a writer, illustrator, designer, and baseball nerd, currently working as a storyboard artist and character designer in the animation industry. She lives in Nashville, Tennesee.

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