First Line Friday — The All-American

30 Jun

Happy Friday! I am so excited about the latest book from Susie Finkbeiner. The All-American features the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Susie is an outstanding author, and I just know this book will be my new favorite. And isn’t its cover wonderful?

Here’s the first line:

According to Mrs. Higginbottom — home economics teacher at Bonaventure Park High School — there were certain skills that the average girl needed to master in order to secure for herself a good husband, live in a nice home, raise clean-cut children, and serve her country.

Two sisters discover how much good there is in the world–even in the hardest of circumstances

It is 1952, and nearly all the girls 16-year-old Bertha Harding knows dream of getting married, keeping house, and raising children in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Bertha dreams of baseball. She reads every story in the sports section, she plays ball with the neighborhood boys–she even writes letters to the pitcher for the Workington Sweet Peas, part of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

When Bertha’s father is accused of being part of the Communist Party by the House Un-American Activities Committee, life comes crashing down on them. Disgraced and shunned, the Hardings move to a small town to start over where the only one who knows them is shy Uncle Matthew. But dreams are hard to kill, and when Bertha gets a chance to try out for the Workington Sweet Peas, she packs her bags for an adventure she’ll never forget.

Join award-winning author Susie Finkbeiner for a summer of chasing down your dreams and discovering the place you truly belong.

3 Responses to “First Line Friday — The All-American”

  1. Jody June 30, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    My FLF

    The house was everything she’d thought it would be. It was everything she’d remembered, everything she’d been dreaming about. And it was all bad.

    Have a wonderful weekend 😊📚💜

  2. Cindy Davis June 30, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    I am looking forward to reading this one! Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

  3. KymPossible July 5, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

    This looks sweet and dramatic all at once. I’m late visiting First Lines/56 this time around but I hope you’re having a good reading week!

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