A Girl Named Dan [hc]
Written by Dandi Daley Mackall [Ohio] & illustrated by Renée Graef
Dandi enjoys nothing more than baseball, and so after the boys at school tell her their lunchtime game is now boys only, she enters an essay contest hoping to become a bat boy for the Kansas City A's, not realizing the contest is for boys only. Includes author's note on Title IX. 32 pages
"Mackall seamlessly weaves a good deal of baseball trivia and slang into her tale, and Graef's folksy paintings add detail and character. Dandi is an engaging and sympathetic heroine, and her story will resonate with many readers." -School Library Journal (Grades 2-4)
"... the story provides a personal perspective on girls in sports before Title IX and highlights the importance of equal opportunities." -Booklist (Grades 1-3)
May 1, 2008
AR Level=3.5; Lexile Level=650
Signed copies by the author available!