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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story



written by
Audrey Vernick
illustrated by
Don Tate

Edition
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Publisher
Balzer & Bray
Imprint
Balzer + Bray
ISBN
9780061349201

Awards and Honors
2011 Amelia Bloomer List, Nonfiction, Young Readers; Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth, 2011; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Special Interests, Sports
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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

796.357092 B

AR

4.7: points 0.5

Lexile

AD840L

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Jan 2011

Topics

Effa Manley (1897-1981). Newark Eagles baseball team. Negro Leagues. U.S. women baseball team owners. U.S. African American women. African American business enterprises. Newark, New Jersey. Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

Vernick’s sprightly text and Tate’s vibrant illustrations combine in an appreciative tribute to the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Manley blazed a trail on two fronts: she fought racial injustice throughout her life; and as coowner of the Newark Eagles, a Negro League team, she succeeded in a male-dominated field. Growing up in the early 1900s, the biracial Manley often ran into discrimination and heard, “That’s just the way things are.” However, she organized boycotts and stood up for her rights and the rights of her players. Even after black ballplayers gained admission to the major leagues, Manley advocated on their behalf until the Hall of Fame began to induct and recognize “her players.” This appreciative biography gently limns the spirited individual behind these accomplishments. At the ballpark, Manley chose to sit in the stands “where the seats vibrated from foot-stomping excitement,” and when the score was close, she peeked between her white-gloved fingers. Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life.—Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Vernick’s sprightly text and Tate’s vibrant illustrations combine in an appreciative tribute to the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Manley blazed a trail on two fronts: she fought racial injustice throughout her life; and as coowner of the Newark Eagles, a Negro League team, she succeeded in a male-dominated field. Growing up in the early 1900s, the biracial Manley often ran into discrimination and heard, “That’s just the way things are.” However, she organized boycotts and stood up for her rights and the rights of her players. Even after black ballplayers gained admission to the major leagues, Manley advocated on their behalf until the Hall of Fame began to induct and recognize “her players.” This appreciative biography gently limns the spirited individual behind these accomplishments. At the ballpark, Manley chose to sit in the stands “where the seats vibrated from foot-stomping excitement,” and when the score was close, she peeked between her white-gloved fingers. Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life.—Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA

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