Nini loves ballet. But when Nini’s mom signs her up for baseball, she is less than happy. In the new picture book Balletball (Charlesbridge, 2020), Nini eventually comes to see that ballet and baseball have more in common than she originally thought–especially when her ballet skills help her make an important catch in the outfield. Balletball is written by Boston College alumna Erin Dionne and illustrated by Gillian Flint. Dionne is the author of several books for young children and middle school readers, including Captain’s Log: Snowbound and Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking.