The Baseball Adventure of Jackie Mitchell, Girl Pitcher vs. Babe Ruth

This graphic novel is about female pitcher Jackie Mitchell and the game she pitched against the 1931 New York Yankees. This book quickly tells the story of women in baseball through this one tale. I found it a delightful way of letting kids understand how things were different for women than they are today in a fun format.

Review by Cathy Gray, William Penn Elem. School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 Stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

The Baseball Adventure of Jackie Mitchell, Girl Pitcher vs. Babe Ruth
Written by Jean L. S. Patrick, Illustrated by Ted Hammond and Richard Carbajal
Graphic Universe
32 p.
Release Date: January 28, 2011
ISBN: 9780761361800

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