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She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

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ISBN13: 9780061349201
ISBN10: 0061349208
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Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruths mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.

From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.

Review:

"Effa Manley became aware of racial prejudice at a young age, when she was criticized by a school principal for playing with 'those Negroes,' who were in fact her darker-skinned siblings. Moving to New York City as an adult, she organized the 'Citizen's League for Fair Play,' demanding businesses hire black employees. With her husband, she started the Brooklyn Eagles, part of the Negro National League, 'handling almost all the team's business,' and later working to insure that the players were never forgotten. Tate's energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick's fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here's an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes. Ages 5 — 10. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

As a child Audrey Vernick successfully completed kindergarten, where the hardest assignment she was ever given in class was to think of a word that rhymed with her first name. She is also the author, with her sister Ellen Glassman Gidaro, of the picture book Bark and Tim: A True Story of Friendship. Ms. Vernick lives with her family in Ocean, New Jersey.

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gerin123, December 29, 2013 (view all comments by gerin123)
She Loved Baseball:The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick is a great read. Manley fought for the rights of the Negro League players to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame; was an early feminist who never took "no" for an answer. The lively illustrations by the great Don Tate only add to the book's wonderful story. I would recommend this book for girls, aged 8 to 12 and even for adults who want to learn more about this great unheralded female baseball manager and humanitarian.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061349201
Author:
Vernick, Audrey
Publisher:
Collins Publishers
Illustrator:
Tate, Don
Author:
Tate, Don
Subject:
African American women - United States
Subject:
Manley, Effa
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
7 x 11 x 0.0744 in 4.48 oz
Age Level:
from 5 to 10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Effa Manley became aware of racial prejudice at a young age, when she was criticized by a school principal for playing with 'those Negroes,' who were in fact her darker-skinned siblings. Moving to New York City as an adult, she organized the 'Citizen's League for Fair Play,' demanding businesses hire black employees. With her husband, she started the Brooklyn Eagles, part of the Negro National League, 'handling almost all the team's business,' and later working to insure that the players were never forgotten. Tate's energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick's fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here's an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes. Ages 5 — 10. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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