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Mamie on the mound, a woman in baseball's Negro leagues, by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos

Label
Mamie on the mound, a woman in baseball's Negro leagues, by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages: 9-12Grades: 4-6
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Mamie on the mound
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1097366638
Responsibility statement
by Leah Henderson ; illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos
Sub title
a woman in baseball's Negro leagues
Summary
"Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome on the all-white Girls Pro Baseball League team due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball with the Negro Leagues' Indianoplis Clowns, becoming the only professional female pitcher to play on a men's team. During the three years she played with the team, her record was an impressive 33-8. But more importantly, she broke ground for female pitchers like Mo'ne Davis and women everywhere"--, Provided by publisher
Target audience
juvenile
Classification
Mapped to

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