Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League EPUB
by Anika Orrock
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 relicuntil 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
*; Perfect accompaniment to 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
- Format: EPUB
- Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
- Publication Date: 10/03/2020
- Category: Feminism & feminist theory
- ISBN: 9781452174266
- Hardback from £11.39