Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story

By Emily Arnold McCully

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Publisher Macmillan Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN


Awards and Honors <Booklist</> Top 10 Books for Youth 2015, Sports<br> <b> 2016 Amelia Bloomer List, Early Readers–Nonfiction</b><br> 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2<br> 2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Biography and Memoir

Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story

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In 1900, baseball was not a game for girls. But then there was Lizzie Murphy. “Even at six years old, Lizzie threw straight to [her brother’s] glove.” In 1918, she began playing professional ball. Author’s note. Sources. Photograph of Lizzie Murphy. Full-color illustrations.
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