A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards))

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards))

  • Publish Date: 2002-07-22
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Michelle Y. Green
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Mamie Johnson looks the batter in the eye. Sizes him up for a curve- or a fastball. Stretches her 5'2 frame. And pops a surefire, windup, coming-right-at-ya pitch smack dab over the plate. One that lets the batter know that this peanut of a girl means business. Fueled by her passion for the game and buoyed by the inspiration of Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. From the time she insists on trying out for the all-male all-white Police Athletic League team until she becomes one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues, this biography of Mamie Johnson's life shows that courage-and a fierce curveball-can make a childhood dream come true. Illustrated with nineteen black-and-white photographs.

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