Get a free audiobook

$14.95/month + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field! 

Ten-year-old Katy Gordon loves baseball, and she's good at it, too. She tries out for the 1958 Little League season in the disguise of a boy, and she gets in easily. But when the coach finds out she's a girl, he forbids her from playing. "Since the beginning of baseball as an organized sport, it has always been the sole province of male athletes, and will remain so", says the Little League director. It's not fair, and Katy, who's also learning about the Civil Rights Movement in school, recognizes this as another societal injustice.

As she sets out to prove that girls can play baseball, she meets some of the little-known women who already have been fighting against that barrier for decades. But will that be enough to overturn Little League's discriminatory rules so Katy can finally play ball?

©2018 Ellen Klages (P)2018 Listening Library

What the critics say

"A grand slam in every way." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"In her newest novel, set against the backdrop of the space race, acclaimed historical fiction author Klages returns in fine form." (Booklist, starred review)

"Katy’s mom...is particularly well drawn, as she empowers her daughter to fight injustice." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"There are writers with unique voices and important things to say about people of all kinds and shapes and minds. Ellen Klages is one of those writers. Ignore her at your peril." (Neil Gaiman, author of Newbery Award winner The Graveyard Book)

What listeners say about Out of Left Field

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No reviews are available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Chloe
  • 2021-05-28

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️stars all the way!

This book is so good! I gives you suspense and you can’t set it down wonce you get into it! I finished it in TWO DAYS!! It is definitely in my top 5 books! One of the best I have read ! This book is based on one event with many problems in it. The ending could maybe have a cliffhanger but other than that. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars no doubt!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashley Simser
  • 2020-05-02

Great book

I loved this book about women in baseball. I played little league when I was younger and I loved it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Smith
  • 2020-03-12

I like it!

I think it is a good book just the narrator has some weird voices in there and she kinda annoyed me and so yeah that’s my review
-UNKNOWWN BUM BUM BUM