Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game (Smarty Marty)

by Amy Gutierrez (Author) Ariana Killora (Illustrator)

Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game (Smarty Marty)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Smarty Marty

Smarty Marty, and her little brother Mikey, are back in the first in a series of illustrated chapter books, about a girl who loves baseball, written by San Francisco Giants in-game reporter Amy Gutierrez.

Smarty Marty is the official scorekeeper for her little brothers Little League team. But when the game announcer fails to show up for the first game, Marty is called to announce the game, inspiring her dream not only to score but to announce. But not everyone is happy about a girl getting to announce a baseball game.

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Kirkus Reviews

 . . the real topic here is what girls (or women) who want to be involved in a field usually reserved for boys (or men) will have to endure . . . the empowerment message comes through loud and clear

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Amy Gutierrez
Amy Gutierrez is the San Francisco Giants in-game reporter for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. She also contributes to G-Mag, Giants Pregame Live, Giants Postgame Live, and SportsNet Central. Raised in Petaluma, California, Gutierrez spent her childhood watching or playing sports. She learned to score baseball from her mom, to play baseball from her dad, and to love baseball from her grandmother. She is the author of Smarty Marty's Got Game, illustrated by Adam McCauley.

Ariana Killoran creates illustrations for books, magazines, films and her daughter's lunchbox. With scientists at 23andMe, she has developed educational videos about genetics and human prehistory. Ariana lives on the coast of Maine with her husband and two daughters.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Cameron Kids
Publication date
April 04, 2017
Smarty Marty
BISAC categories
JUV039000 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | General
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV013070 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
JUV032010 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
Library of Congress categories

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