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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.
Author: Audrey Vernick
Publisher: Clarion Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.60h x 9.40w x 0.40d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 180478 / Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
Publishers Weekly 12/14/2015
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2016 pg. 117
Booklist 01/01/2016 pg. 64
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2016
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2016
School Library Journal 03/01/2016 pg. 173
About the Author
Audrey Vernick has written more than a dozen books for young readers. An avid baseball fan, she lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her website at www.audreyvernick.com. Steven Salerno has illustrated twenty-two picture books, some of which he also wrote. He lives in New York City. Visit his website at www.stevensalerno.com.
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