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Mama Played Baseball

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Amy's dad is away, fighting in World War II, and her mama must take a job. But it's no ordinary job--Amy's mother becomes a baseball player in the first professional women's league! Amy cheers louder than anyone at all of the home games. And while Mama's team travels, Amy works on a secret project--a surprise for her dad when he is finally back home.
With warmhearted, historically based text and lush illustrations, award-winning author David A. Adler and talented new artist Chris O'Leary bring to life the soaring spirit of the 1940s. Featured in the major motion picture A League of Their Own, the All-American Girls Professional League helped women prove that no war could stop the great game of baseball.
An author's note provides historical context for the era.


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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: Mama Played Baseball
Author(s): David A Adler
ISBN: 0-15-202196-5 / 978-0-15-202196-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gulliver Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: Mama Played Baseball
Author(s): David Adler
ISBN: 0-7567-9794-2 / 978-0-7567-9794-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
Availability: Amazon