A season of daring greatly

by White, Ellen Emerson,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Toward the end of senior year, it's decision time: accept the scholarship to Stanford or the offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates as their third-round draft pick. It's a clear choice for Jill, despite the stress of possibly becoming the first woman to play Major League Baseball. After joining the Pirates' minor league short season team, she deals with resistance from fans, pressure from agents, and the occasional idiocy in the clubhouse. She gradually gains acceptance from her teammates and, after a rocky start, begins to play well again. Don't look for high drama on or off the field. The pleasure of reading this novel comes from the steady, realistic portrayal of Jill's experiences as a rookie and as a young woman breaking into a man's sport. An ensemble cast of well-drawn, interesting characters revolves around Jill, who is kind by nature, levelheaded most of the time, and acutely aware that she's a role model, constantly observed but no more saintly than most other 18-year-olds. Readers will hope for sequels to this unusual and engaging novel.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Like the TV series Pitch, White's novel traces the dramatic ups and downs of a female professional baseball player trying to prove her worth. Jill Cafferty's plans to attend Stanford are put on hold after she gets drafted to pitch for one of the Pittsburgh Pirates' minor league teams. Already a media darling, Jill gains even more fame after accepting the offer. Living away from home with a host family, she often feels lonely and homesick despite having been taken under the wing of a fellow player. And there are a number of people, including some of Jill's new teammates, who would like nothing more than to see her fail. Beyond giving an insider's view of baseball players' daily routines and lives, White (the President's Daughter series) offers a credible portrait of a young woman breaking traditional gender boundaries while being scrutinized by the entire nation. Although some of the storyline is predictable, well-defined characters will draw readers in, and the open-ended conclusion will leave them contemplating how far Jill's talent might take her. Ages 13-up. Agent: Jennifer Laughran, Andrea Brown Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Major League Baseball (Organization) -- Fiction.
Women baseball players -- Fiction.
Sex discrimination in sports -- Fiction.
Role models -- Fiction.
Self-perception in women -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 420 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062463210
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