Baseball is such a beloved pastime here in the U.S. This collection celebrates this with stories that are about fulfilling the fantasy of participating in a game and about how female athletes affected baseball. Baseball Is… touches on all aspects of the game for those children wanting to understand more. In sum, these picks give the reader the feeling of being at a game themselves. Ages 4 — 10.
In this curation, we feature Venus and Serena Williams, sisters who became two of the best tennis players in the world, and world-class runners Kathrine Switzer, Wilma Rudolph and Althea Gibson, as well as baseball player Marcenia Lyle. All biographies of these fascinating women, several who rose from humble beginnings, and some who were pioneers not just because of their gender, but also their race. Powerful and inspiring figures in sports history. Ages 4 — 10.
We found five more great baseball books, including a few about girls who entered the sport and proved themselves. We also found a really fun book of poetry that is completely baseball themed. Ages 5 — 9.