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A Season of Daring Greatly

(2017)
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Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school's star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she'll join the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class A Short Season team . . . but not everyone is happy to have her there.

On top of the pressure heaped on every pitcher, Jill must deal with defying conventions and living up to impossible expectations, all while living away from home for the first time. She'll go head-to-head against those who are determined to keep baseball an all-male sport. Despite the reassurance of coaches and managers alike, a few of her teammates are giving her trouble. The media presence following her at each game is inescapable. And to top it all off, Jill is struggling with the responsibilities of being a national hero and a role model for young women everywhere. How can she be a role model when she's not even sure she made the right choice for herself? Didn't baseball used to be fun?

This literary and engrossing story of a young woman trying to mark out a place for herself in a male-dominated world will captivate fans of Friday Night Lights, The Art of Fielding, John Corey Whaley, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Season of Daring Greatly
Author(s): Ellen Emerson White
ISBN: 0-06-246321-7 / 978-0-06-246321-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Season of Daring Greatly
Author(s): Ellen Emerson White
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU