Equal Rights for Girls!

Stone Soup Editors' Notes  /   /  By Gerry Mandel
Stone Soup Magazine
May 2019

Katies-LeagueA girl growing up today can join a baseball team if she wants to. In the past, things were different. “Katie’s League,” the featured story from the March/April issue of Stone Soup, chronicles the struggles of Katie, a girl growing up in the 1940s. Katie loves baseball, and she’s really good at it. Her late dad understood her passion. She’s not sure her mom would understand, so she hides the T-shirt, jeans, and baseball cap she wears when practicing from her mom. She is teased by a boy named Billy Archer and berated by the baseball coach. By chance, the team manager meets Katie and decides that a girl on the team might be good for publicity. Now it’s up to Katie to prove herself. Can she do it? Will her mom accept her as she is? Read this moving story by 12-year-old Emily Worrell and enjoy 13-year-old Ava Blum-Carr’s illustrations. Then let us know what you think!

Gerry Mandel
About the Author

Gerry served as editor and co-director of Stone Soup for more than 44 years, from its inception in 1973 through the publication of the July/August 2017 issue.

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  1. Rochelle Pickard May 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm Reply

    I have read this story myself its a great story I have read it multiple times very special story!

  2. Fiona Clark May 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

    This was a wonderful story! Keep up the awesome work, Emily!

  3. Emma May 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply

    I just finished reading this and I liked it. A lot. No, I loved it! I think this is my favorite stone soup story so far, and I don’t even like baseball! I would love to read more by this author in future issues.

  4. Katie June 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply

    it is one of my favorites

  5. Shawn November 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm Reply

    It was a great story. You had many dialogues and vivid actions and verbs, but what I feel is lacking the most is the characters. Sure you had characters, but you should describe them more, such as how they look like. Overall, this was a great and fun story to read.

  6. Kassandra Rodriguez January 8, 2014 at 11:23 am Reply

    i think its very equal

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