A Season of Daring Greatly

A Season of Daring Greatly

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Making history as the first woman to be signed by a major league baseball team, eighteen-year-old Jill is confronted by coaches, players, and fans who want to keep baseball an all-male sport while dealing with her own doubts about her choices.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062463210
0062463217
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,22 cm.

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jackieparker
Mar 16, 2017

Generally, I'll read anything EEW writes, and frankly, I wish it happened more often. Her heroines tend to be smart, quick with a quip, love sports, and pushing barriers. I always want more. A Season of Daring Greatly is no different. I want another book, and I want books from Jill's best friends' perspectives, Lauren, and Greg. They both have stories to tell.

Chapel_Hill_TracyB Mar 12, 2017

Under most circumstances, I probably wouldn't be interested in a story revolving around a sport, but I do know something about baseball--I was a HUGE Braves fan for a while--and really, White is exploring things that could be happening in a number of settings. On a basic level, she follows an 18 year old young woman, Jill, who finds herself as the first female in professional baseball and what it's like to be a girl surrounded by all those guys. Beyond that, she asks the reader to consider whether or not if even matters, or should matter, if a baseball player is male or female. Does it make a difference, despite the reactions of those who think Jill doesn't belong playing with men? Can women really do anything? And should they have to? All that sounds very serious, but Jill's story is told in a way that will amuse readers as they smile and nod. Teens, and adults, who are smart and sharp and want their novels the same will love A Season of Daring Greatly, whether they like baseball or not.

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