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The William Hoy Story : How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game
by Nancy Churnin and Jez Tuya


Overview - Winner - 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor BookFinalist - 2017 North Texas Book Festival Best Children's Books All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder--eventually earning a position on a professional team.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Winner - 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor BookFinalist - 2017 North Texas Book Festival Best Children's Books All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder--eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time The William Hoy Story is also on several book lists: 2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids2017 Texas 2x2 Reading List2017 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List2017 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College2018 Illinois Monarch Award Master List

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807591925
  • ISBN-10: 0807591920
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Special Needs
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-12-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

This rousing underdog story from newcomers Churnin and Tuya introduces William Hoy, who became a major-league baseball player in the 1880s, despite being left deaf from a childhood bout with meningitis. Though an early manager tried to take advantage of him, and teammates would hide their mouths so Hoy couldnt read their lips, Hoy taught his teammates American Sign Languagesymbols that Hoy eventually got umpires to use, too, and (possibly) helped pave the way for officiating gestures still in use. Tuyas bright cartoons give a solid sense of the period, as well as Hoys pride, satisfactionand some hurtful momentson his way to becoming king of center field. An afterword provides additional details about Hoys life, personality, and influence. Ages 48. Authors agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrators agent: Charlie Bowden, Pickled Ink. (Mar.)

 
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