A Season of Daring Greatly

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A Season of Daring Greatly
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  • 9780062463210
  • 9780062463234

Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school’s star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she’ll join the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class A Short Season team . . . but not everyone is happy to have her there.

On top of the pressure heaped on every pitcher, Jill must deal with defying conventions and living up to impossible expectations, all while living away from home for the first time. She’ll go head-to-head against those who are determined to keep baseball an all-male sport. Despite the reassurance of coaches and managers alike, a few of her teammates are giving her trouble. The media presence following her at each game is inescapable. And to top it all off, Jill is struggling with the responsibilities of being a national hero and a role model for young women everywhere. How can she be a role model when she’s not even sure she made the right choice for herself? Didn’t baseball used to be fun?

This literary and engrossing story of a young woman trying to mark out a place for herself in a male-dominated world will captivate fans of Friday Night Lights, The Art of Fielding, John Corey Whaley, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

  • HarperCollins; February 2017
  • ISBN 9780062463234
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: A Season of Daring Greatly
  • Author: Ellen Emerson White
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
Subject categories
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  • 9780062463210
  • 9780062463234

In The Press

“The pleasure of reading this novel comes from the steady, realistic portrayal of Jill’s experience as a rookie and as a young woman breaking into a man’s sports. An ensemble of well-drawn, interesting characters revolves around Jill...Readers will hope for sequels tot this unusual and engaging novel.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780062463210
  • 9780062463234