No Cream Puffs by Karen Day

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MADISON IS NOT your average 12-year-old girl from Michigan in 1980. She doesn’t use lipgloss, but she loves to play sports, and joins baseball for the summer—the first girl in Southern Michigan to play on a boys’ team. The press call her a star and a trailblazer, but Madison just wants to play ball. Who knew it would be so much pressure? Crowds flock to the games. Her team will win the championship—if she can keep up her pitching streak. Meanwhile, she’s got a crush on a fellow player, her best friend abandons her for the popular girls, the “O” on her Hinton’s uniform forms a bulls-eye over her left breast, and the boy she punched on the last day of school plans to bean her in the championship game.

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About Karen Day

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Karen Day is the author of Tall Tales and No Cream Puffs. She grew up in Indiana and now lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children. Her love of reading, writing, and literature has taken her through careers in journalism and teaching. You can visit Karen at her Web site,
Published January 16, 2009 by Wendy Lamb Books. 224 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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But she finds that when she pitches well, which is almost always, people say she “throws like a boy.” If a boy pitches poorly, he “throws like a girl.” Her teammates react to her with mixed feelings;

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