A Strong Right Arm

A Strong Right Arm

The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Dial Books for Young Readers,, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780803726611
0803726619
Branch Call Number: J 921 JO
Characteristics: xiv, 111 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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