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A strong right arm :; the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Green, Michelle Y.

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ISBN 10: 0803726619 / ISBN 13: 9780803726611
Published by Dial Books, New York, 2002
Condition: Near Fine(+) Hardcover
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Octavo in multicolored DJ; xiv, 111 p : b&w ill. ; 22 cm. Inscribed and signed by author. || Biography of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of only three women (so far) to play professional baseball. Johnson was a pitcher with the Negro Leagues' Indianapolis Clowns from 1953 to 1955. For grades 6-9. || Baseball players -- African-American -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Very slight wear to DJ, little wear to spine head/foot, nice clean pages in a tight binding. Near Fine(+) in Near Fine(+) DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 78347

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Title: A strong right arm :; the story of Mamie "...

Publisher: Dial Books, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine(+)

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition, fourth printing.

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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.

About the Author:

Michelle Y. Green is a graduate of the University of Maryland College of Journalism and the Johns Hopkins University Masters Program in Writing. She teaches "The Art of Writing for Children," and two other courses at The George Washington University School of Continuing Education.

Ms. Green is the author of A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson, the true story of the first woman to pitch professional baseball in a men’s league. She is also the author of the award-winning children’s book series, Willie Pearl, a book about her mother set in a Depression-era coal mining town.

Ms. Green lives with her two sons, Bryan and Evan, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where she roots for her favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles.

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