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Mama Played Baseball

Mama Played Baseball 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 tha

  • Title: Mama Played Baseball
  • Author: David A. Adler Chris O'Leary
  • ISBN: 9780152021962
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, histAmy 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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    1. While Amy's father is fighting overseas during WWII, her mother must find a job. At first, Amy is confused at her mother's intention to try out for the first professional women's baseball league since baseball is a game, not a sport. But she changes her mind when she watches how hard her mother practices and plays the game after a successful try-out. Amy also has her secrets and has a surprise for her father when he returns home from the war. This is a great book to add to a baseball, civil righ [...]

    2. In Mama Played Baseball by David A. Adler and illustrated by Chris O'Leary a mother makes her daughter practice baseball with her. Then she tells her daughter she must play baseball as a job because her dad is off in World War Two. Her mother tries out and makes the team after all her hard work. The daughter is proud of her Mama and goes to every game she possibly can. By the end, they go to the train station for a special visitor because the war has ended. This book is great for girls because w [...]

    3. This is a wonderful story about a family during WWII who endure the hardship of a father who is sent away to war and a mother who needs to get a job to support her family. The mom earns a spot on one of the teams in the All American Girls' Professional Baseball League. The story is heartwarming and shows that women were terrific professional ballplayers. The illustrations are appropriate for the time period and have a sepia-toned tint in many of the pictures, giving them a nostalgic, old-fashion [...]

    4. In 1943 the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was formed from the wives of many of the soldiers during the second world war for the enjoyment of the people at home while Major League Baseball was put on hold. David A. Adler illustrates this event in his picture book of historical fiction.Told from the point of view of one of a daughter of one of the female players, the plot begins with a game of catch in the front yard between a mother and a daughter. Richly illustrated and delica [...]

    5. During WWII, a girl's father is sent to fight and her mother gets an unusual job: she plays on a women's baseball team. We follow the family from practicing for the try-outs, to watching the mom in a game, to the father's homecoming. Strong graphic oil paintings underscore the mother's athleticism and inner strength to get through this hard time. Historical fiction.

    6. Mama Played Baseball is an extraordinary book that takes place in the 1940's when women started doing more than just house work. Amy and her mother begin playing catch in the start of this book. Amy's mother is on a professional baseball team while her father is at war for the United States. During the time period Amy's father was gone, her mother had to continuously practice baseball because that was her job. By the end of the book, Amy's father comes home and is incredibly proud of both Amy an [...]

    7. This tells the story of a little girl whose father is away at war. Her mother makes the decision that she needs to have a job so she tries out for the Girl's Baseball league. She makes the team, and that's what the book covers. I think the book is a bit shallow, though. It only skimmed the surface. I wish it would have gone into more depth, such as the impact the girl's league made on the nation.

    8. Good for older children. Would be best to accompany a lesson on WW2 or baseball history. If age appropriate - watch movie: A League of Their Own.

    9. In “Mama Played Baseball” by David A. Adler. Amy’s father is away, serving in World War II, and her mama must take a job. But it’s no ordinary job. Amy’s mama becomes a baseball player in the first professional women’s league! Amy loves to help her mother practice, and she cheers louder than anyone at the home games. And while Mama’s team travels, Amy works on a secret project a surprise she’ll give to her dad when he is finally back home. Mama Played Baseball is a compelling sto [...]

    10. This is a historical fiction book about women playing baseball while men were fighting in WWII. The little girl helps her mom practice for tryouts. When her mom makes the team she gets to go to a lot of her mom’s games. Her mother keeps playing while they are waiting for her dad to come home from war.This story is written about the historical women’s baseball league that was present during World War II. The illustrations go along with the text and capture the excitement and other emotions of [...]

    11. This story tells about the first All American Women's League in 1943. The story focuses on a young girl named Amy and her mother during World War II when the men were off at war. Women were responsible for providing for the family in the mean time. Amy's mother decides she wants to try out for the women's baseball team in which she will get paid for her participation and be allowed to travel with her team. Amy practices everyday with her mother until the day of tryouts. Her mother does well in c [...]

    12. Mama Played Baseball is about a young girl, Amy, who 19s father has gone off to war and her mother must now find a job. Amy helps her mother practice baseball, goes to her tryouts and her games once she makes the team. But one day her mother has a surprise for AmyDavid Adler does a wonderful job of writing in children 19s language. It is simple and understandable, but the readers gets a true sense of Amy 19s nervousness at her Mama 19s tryouts, and how excited she is during her games. Each page [...]

    13. When Dad went off to fight in the war, Mama had to get a job, and smart Mama chose something she truly loved - she practiced with her daughter and earned a position on a baseball team. What sort of job is that? This beautiful example of historical fiction carried me emotionally through the experience of a single mom working at something she loved. I really enjoyed the coherence of the family unit, and the details about how families welcomed vets home were relatable and relevant.

    14. Mama Played Baseball by David A. Adler is a story about a little girl, Amy, who's mother played baseball. The story was set during the World War II, her father was off at war and her mama knew she needed to get a job while he was away. Mama told Amy her job was to play baseball. Amy found baseball to be a strange job, but she loved practicing with mama and going to watch her play! This would be a great story to read to your classroom if you are talking about World War II and all the many jobs wo [...]

    15. This was a sweet read for elementary kids learning about one of the many jobs women took during World War II: baseball player. This favorite national pastime offered a break from the harsh realities of war not only for the American people, but also games were played at army training camps, military hospitals, and to advertise for the selling of war bonds. The illustrations were lovely, done with a light brown tint that gave the pictures an old time feel. I also appreciated the additional informa [...]

    16. Mama Played Baseball is about a little girl's mom who tries out to play baseball. Her mother is trying out for baseball because all the men are away and fighting in World War II. The story goes on to describe the mother's experiences. The theme of this book is that hard work pays off. The genre of this book is historical fiction. I rated this book a four because I love the "League of their Own" story and any type of baseball book. I always find them enjoyable. This is a quick easy read for first [...]

    17. Mama Played BaseballRate: 5I loved this book! It told a story of a little girl and her mama playing baseball and how the mom needed to get a job because the dad was away from home in the war. It was such a good story of woman empowerment and how life was during the war. Then they just pulled it all together at the end when the father came home. The illustrations were different they were not life like but they gave a great perception that they were. Something I would defiantly read to my kids in [...]

    18. This book is about a girl's mom who plays on a baseball team during WWII, as many men were going off to the war. This is a great book to use when teaching about WWII. Many women during this time took over things men did and it is something that is often overlooked when teaching about the war. It was especially good for girls to see, like the girl in the books who's mom played on a team.

    19. How exciting it would be to play on one of the first all women traveling baseball teams. The 1940's was a time when women began to set out of their normal roles and venture out to new adventures. This would be a great book to read with the students and discuss how the roles of women have changed over the years.

    20. This book is about a girl's mom who plays on a baseball team during WWII, as her father is shipped off to war. This is a great book to use when teaching about WWII. Many women during this time took over things men did and it is something that is often overlooked when teaching about the war.

    21. This is a true story of a player on the first professional women's baseball team. It is told from the daughter's perspective, who is her biggest fan! She takes pride in both her parent's accomplishments during WWII. Great to use to help with ideas and teach point of view for writing.

    22. A little girl's father is at war in 1943. Her mother joins a women's baseball league to help support the family. Good for a sports storytime, as it features women in sports, even if that woman is wearing a rediculously short skirt. Gulliver BooksHarcourt Inc.

    23. A nicely done, clear story about a mother playing for the women's baseball league during WWII while the dad was in the army. I liked seeing the dad in his uniform and the mother in her uniform, nicely balanced.

    24. This is an excellent story! The illustrations are vivid and engulfing. This would be a great book to read when teaching about WWII, true stories, and strong women roles. Overall, this is a great book that would be very easy to tie into Social Studies.

    25. This is a great book to teach during a WW2 unit. I had no idea that there was a Women's Baseball League. It was interesting to learn about a role women played during the war. It is also empowering to women and has a happy ending which I think is important for a lower elementary student.

    26. Historical FictionLesson Ideas: What other nontraditional jobs did woman take on during WWII?Research female professional baseball in WWII?Read nonfiction on female pro athletes today. Compare and contrast.

    27. Daddy is sent away to fight in the War and Mama needs a job, so she plays on a baseball team for her job. Great introduction to the All-Girls Professional Baseball League.

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