Friday, February 26, 2016

The Kid From Diamond Street by Audrey Veronica - ADVISABLE

Vernick, Audrey The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton, illustrated by Steven Salerno.  PICTURE BOOK.  Clarion Books (Houghton), 2015.  $18.  Content: G.

Edith Houghton was born in 2912 – a time when women were expected to wear long dresses and skirts and they didn’t have the right to vote.  That didn’t stop Edith from becoming a professional baseball player at the age of ten.  Nor did her family stop her from going on a extended baseball exhibition tour in Japan.  After her career ended, she still worked as a scout for the Phillies. 

While people always talk about the men of baseball, I love this look at another woman who also has excelled at the sport.  Useful at many different grade levels, if you can get your middle school or high school P.E. teachers to add books to their curriculum.

EL – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library teacher

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