Mighty Jackie: The Strikeout Queen by Marissa Moss

Recommended Grades: 3-5

On April 2, 1931, the Chattanooga Lookouts were about to play the New York Yankees, a legendary team with famous players.  The Lookouts were a nothing team, except for the pitcher, Jackie Mitchell.  This is her story.   

Lesson Idea:  

Mentor Text, Biography: Read aloud Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen and discuss what made her so special.  Use this as a mentor text to discuss the baseball era and why women weren’t typically encouraged to play.  Did Jackie earn respect on the baseball field?  How are sports different today?   This book could lead to great discussions on gender equality.

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