Smarty Marty Takes the Field (Smarty Marty)

by Amy Gutierrez (Author) Anika Orrock (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Smarty Marty

Smarty Marty Takes the Field is an inspiring picture book from Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Amy Gutierrez--better known as Amy G--and award-winning author/illustrator Anika Orrock about the courage it takes to break down gender barriers in the world of sports and beyond.

Having proven her baseball chops in Smarty Marty's Got Game, this time Marty is making a play for manager, something no girl has ever done in her town's Little League history. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks she can do it, but a chance encounter with a very special trailblazer gives her the courage to turn her fear into opportunity.

Complete with plenty of baseball knowledge and go-get-'em-girl empowerment, this story is sure to inspire young readers to ask themselves, "If not you, who?" Smarty Marty series Smarty Marty's Got Game (#1) illustrated by Adam McCauley Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game (#2) illustrated by Ariana Killora Smarty Marty Takes the Field (#3) illustrated by Anika Orrock Also available: Smarty Marty's Official Gameday Sourcebook

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Amy Gutierrez
Amy Gutierrez, better known as Amy G, is an Emmy Award-winning producer, reporter, and host and has covered the San Francisco Giants since 2008, while additionally serving as a national correspondent for MLB Network. Amy now works for the Giants organization as a multimedia producer, reporter, and a team ambassador. She is also the author of Smarty Marty's Got Game and the follow-up chapter book, Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game. Amy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family. Anika Orrock is an award-winning author and illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NPR.
Alyssa Nakken is a coach for the San Francisco Giants and a trailblazer in the MLB world. In 2022, Nakken made history as the first woman to coach on the field in a Major League game. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Cameron Kids
Publication date
March 20, 2024
Smarty Marty
BISAC categories
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV032010 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Baseball
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Base
Sports fiction
Baseball managers
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experi
Gender role

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