Monday, December 18, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Peachtree Publishers

1700 chattahoochee Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30318-2112


Mimi Schroeder APR,
Publicity Manager
Ph: 404-876-8761 | Fx: 404-875-2578

Kenyette Kilpatrick
Publicity & Marketing Coordinator
Ph: 404-876-8761 | Fx: 404-875-2578

CONTACT: Mimi Schroeder 404-876-8761 or 404-447-6242

Sliding Into Home:
Youth Novel Inspired by the Pawtucket Slaterettes

Author Dori Hillestad Butler captures the excitement and enthusiasm of female sports pioneers in her new young adult novel Sliding Into Home, which will be featured at the opening day ceremonies/ thirtieth anniversary of the Pawtucket Slaterettes Girls Baseball League on April 26th in Pawtucket, RI.

Sliding Into Home features thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham, the best first baseman in Minneapolis for two years. But when her family moves to the small town of Greendale, Iowa, the locals can’t understand why she won’t join the softball team like all the other girls. At Hoover Middle School she is prohibited from playing baseball. But Joelle demonstrates that girls have a lot to offer America’s game, and the