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Kid from Diamond Street : The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton (School And Library)
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Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little-known piece of baseball history. Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women’s professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies. Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talking about “The Kid” and her incredible skill, and crowds were packing the stands to see her play. Her story reminds us that baseball has never been about just men and boys. Baseball is also about talented girls willing to work hard to play any way they can.
Number of Pages: 36
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Girls + Women, Biography + Autobiography / Sports + Recreation, Sports + Recreation / Baseball
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Audrey Vernick
Street Date: March 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-0543
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