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A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field

Ten-year-old Katy Gordon loves baseball, and she's good at it, too. She tries out for the 1958 Little League season in the disguise of a boy, and she gets in easily. But when the coach finds out she's a girl, he forbids her from playing. "Since the beginning of baseball as an organized sport, it has always been the sole province of male athletes, and will remain so," says the Little League director. It's not fair, and Katy, who's also learning about the Civil Rights Movement in school, recognizes this as another societal injustice. As she sets out to prove that girls can play baseball, she meets some of the little-known women who already have been fighting against that barrier for decades. But will that be enough to overturn Little League's discriminatory rules so Katy can finally play ball?

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Grouped Work ID 76eae679-1f65-89c6-3be7-7fd7f1d7b43b
Grouping Title out of left field
Grouping Author klages ellen
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 9
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auth_author2 Dretzin, Julie,
author Ellen Klages
author2-role Dretzin, Julie,narrator., Findaway World, LLC., Listening Library., Penguin Random House., Playaway Digital Audio.
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display_description In 1957, inspired by what she is learning about civil rights and armed with knowledge of female ball players, ten-year-old Katy Gordon fights to be allowed to play Little League baseball.
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series The Gordon Family Saga
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subject_facet All-American Girls Professional Baseball League -- Fiction, Baseball -- Fiction, Baseball stories, Children's audiobooks, Girls -- Fiction, Little League baseball -- Fiction, Little League baseball -- Juvenile fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Sex discrimination in sports -- Fiction, Sex role -- Fiction, Sex role -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction, Women's rights -- Fiction, Women's rights -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Out of left field
title_full Out of left field / Ellen Klages, Out of Left Field, Out of left field / by Ellen Klages
title_short Out of left field
topic_facet Baseball, Baseball stories, Girls, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Little League baseball, Sex discrimination in sports, Sex role, Single-parent families, Women's rights