Recently published: Mamie on the Mound A Woman in Baseball’s Negro Leagues by Leah Henderson

Do you, or a child of your acquaintance, know the story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson? Her biography is an inspiring reminder of what can be accomplished when a person has a dream and is willing to do everything possible to make it happen.

Young Mamie had a talent for baseball at a time when she was not welcome in the sport as a female and an African American. How did she deal with this? Elementary school readers will learn how Mamie became a pitcher and will witness the influence that she had. eventually being honored by the White House.

Mamie’s story is well told by the author and well illustrated as well. Together author and illustrator bring Mamie and the world that she lived in to life. At the end of the book, there is a list of additional resources. Mamie on the Mound is a perfect book for school libraries. I highly recommend it.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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