This autobiography takes place in the 1960’s, when girls were not allowed to play on boys’ baseball teams, so even though Tanya would rather be on the field, she agrees to be a scorekeeper for her brothers’ baseball team. She wants Mark, one of her teammates, to know that she is a good baseball player too, and despite the stereotypes and time period, Tanya shows bravery when she goes with her brothers to play baseball at Mark’s house one day and even hits one of his pitches. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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