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 Top 10 Books for Youth 2015, Sports
2016 Amelia Bloomer List, Early Readers–Nonfiction
2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events
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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