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A Girl Named Dan (Picture Books) [Hardcover]

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Pages   29
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Sleeping Bear Press
Age  7-9
ISBN  1585363510  
EAN  9781585363513  

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Dandi enjoys nothing more than baseball, and so after the boys at school tell her their lunchtime game is now boys only, she enters an essay contest hoping to become a bat boy for the Kansas City A's, not realizing the contest is for boys only.

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Ten-year-old Dandi (affectionately called "Dan" by family and friends) lives and breathes baseball. She may not be a fence buster but she can "hit 'em where they ain't" in the neighborhood pickup games. The boys know she's a contender. And there's no bigger fan of the 1961 Kansas City A's. So when Charlie Finley, the A's new owner, announces an essay contest to get batboys, there's no doubt Dandi will enter the contest. Dandi not only enters the contest--her essay wins However, her joy is short-lived when the contest officials enforce the For Boys Only rule. Long before the boundary-breaking ruling of Title IX, young women across the country used grit and determination to prove that barriers of gender have no place on a level playing field. Dandi Daley Mackall's true-life story gives voice and testament to the spirit of these young sports pioneers.

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More About Dandi Daley Mackall

Dandi Daley Mackall Dandi Daley Mackall is theauthor of numerous books for children, includingLarger-Than-Life Lara. She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.

Dandi Daley Mackall currently resides in West Salem, in the state of Ohio.

Dandi Daley Mackall has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Backyard Horses
  2. Dandilion Rhymes
  3. Flipside Stories
  4. I Can Read Books: Level 2
  5. Little Blessings
  6. Seasons
  7. Starlight Animal Rescue
  8. That's Nat!
  9. Winnie the Horse Gentler

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What a wonderful story!!!  Aug 31, 2008
I grew up playing baseball with my two brothers back in that same era and, though they always let me play with them in neighborhood games, I remember being jealous that they could be in Little League and I couldn't because I was a girl. Dandi Mackall's delightful book brought back so many memories and the fact that her story is true makes it all the better! Hooray for Dandi!
Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children  Aug 14, 2008
Dandi, an athletic and competitive girl growing up during the early 1960s in Hamilton, Missouri, is a talented baseball player and a devoted fan. She knows all the baseball jargon and wants nothing more than to play ball with the boys during recess and after school. But at a time when the U.S. legal structure and social norms still did not give girls and women equal opportunities in sports, Dandi has little recourse when the boys decide they don't want her to join them in the ball field.

Determined to stay in the game, Dandi uses her other strong skill in writing to enter an essay contest held by the Kansas City A's to recruit batboys. In an attempt to bypass the "for boys only" requirement, she signs her submission with her nickname Dan. Dandi's experience teachers her that it takes more than a simple trick to be a winner and feel like a winner in any competition.

Although A Girl Named Dan focuses on baseball, parents and teachers can use this interesting book to teach children a powerful set of lessons about discrimination and how legal reforms have helped to change discriminatory practices. In this case, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits unequal treatment by sex in all education-related activities that receive federal financial assistance. The book provides a valuable opportunity to talk with children about the barriers that girls used to face within and outside of school, and the extent to which those barriers have changed.
Amazing and Encouraging...and true!  May 23, 2008
This is a fantastic book for girls AND for boys. Girls will see what was like before Title IX, and they'll be challenged to dream. And boys need to see what it's like to be denied on the basis of gender. The baseball slang and story are terrific, but don't miss the author's letter in the front. It gives such a nice flavor and picture of what the world was like in 1961.

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