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Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story

Written by Nikki Tate & illustrated by Katie Kath
Published by Holiday House
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In this empowering picture book perfect for young feminists, a gutsy baseball-playing girl and her bricklaying mom celebrate when love and hard work triumph over nerves.

A young pitcher steps up to the plate.

A hardworking mom interviews for her biggest job yet.

Girls and women aren’t always welcome in the worlds of baseball and bricklaying. But with practice, the right gear, and a whole lot of determination, this intrepid mom and daughter thrive under pressure. Readers get to see their parallel narratives unfold in tandem, coming together at the end for a sweet reward: ice cream!

With fun, punchy writing and radiant illustrations, this touching story will be a hit for budding activists, kids who love sports, and the moms who cheer them on.

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5.0 / 7.0

Creative parallel structure comparing and contrasting a mother and daughter as they both display courage and resilience in facing new challenges and working toward goals. Some comparisons feel a bit disjointed.

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Who Wrote Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story

Nikki Tate

Nikki Tate was born in Birmingham, England, and spent her childhood roaming the globe. She is the author of more than three dozen books for children. Over the years, she’s worked as a book reviewer, a bookseller, a professional storyteller, and a farmer. Nikki’s home base is in the Rocky Mountains, but she loves to travel, particularly if she can find a rock to climb or an ocean to sail.

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Who Illustrated Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story

Katie Kath

Katie Kath is the illustrator of many middle grade novels and several picture books. She lives in North Carolina.

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Publication Date:
March 24, 2020

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