So many facets of this time period are discussed. While the facts about Sputnick and the overview of racial problems at the time (there is a Japanese-American student in Katy's class who tells about the internment situation during WWII, and mention of the Civil Rights occurrences as well) are tremendously important and interesting, combined with the wealth of information about women in baseball, it is a lot to understand for readers who may have no background knowledge of this time period. The notes on different players at the end of the book were very helpful.
Baseball and softball fans will love this look at a time gone by. Combine this with the nonfiction books Houts' Kammie on first : baseball's Dottie Kamenshek and Green's A strong right arm : the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson for more in depth information on players, and with the fiction books Butler's Sliding Into Home, Day's No Cream Puffs, and the more recent Alpine's You Throw Like a Girl for those who just like a good baseball story!