This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Following Your Dreams When Others Are Mean - A TEDx talk by Justine Siegal

When I first decided to write The Sweet Spot, someone asked me whether it would even be relevant in today's world. By now they were sure that girls must be accepted, even if there hasn't been any girls playing in the major league.

I include this talk as part of the launch because I want to make sure that we don't forget that Sam's story may be fiction, but that there are real girls out there currently struggling for the right to play baseball. Even in 2015. And unfortunately I don't think that struggle is ending any time soon.

I also include this talk because a few weeks ago, Justine took time out of her busy schedule to read The Sweet Spot. I was so happy that she enjoyed it.

So what did you think?

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