I've always liked books about strong girls and women. Women who knew how to stand up for themselves and be leaders in their field or world. Women who fought for their rights, or their family, or for their life. Women like Meg from A Wrinkle in Time, Jo from The Little Women, and Princess Eilonwy from The Chronicles of Prydain. Women like Katniss from The Hunger Games, Kasta from Graceling, Alanna from The Song of the Lioness, and Tris from Divergent.
Women and girls who play baseball are those types of women. They aren't fighting in imagined worlds. They are fighting in real time, in our time, to play the sport that they love.
In February I wrote a post called, "Why write a story about a girl who plays baseball?" Today I'm updating that post with an article called Major League Baseball, Women, Augusta National, and Ball Size from Monday's Chicago Now blog (via @girlbaseball). If you are interested in this topic and what it's like for women playing baseball today, it's a great read.
Who are your favorite heroines? How do they compare with women and girls in the real world?