Growing up, Dawn Brotherton devoured Matt Christopher's popular sports books for children.
Even in her enjoyment of the series, though, she noticed something.
"They were all boys sports," Brotherton said. "I never saw any girls."
A self-published author and Williamsburg resident, Brotherton recently released "Trish's Team," the first in a series of books for young girls centered on the adventures of a fastpitch softball team, the Lady Tigers.
Through the Lady Tigers and through softball, Brotherton hopes to offer young girls, and boys too, some valuable life lessons.
As much as the book focuses on sports, softball forms a...