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Catching the Moon : The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream
by Crystal Hubbard and Randy Duburke




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Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Florida State Award Masterlist, Florida Reading Association
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)
Story Telling World Award, Storytelling Magazine

Best Children's Books of the Year; Florida State Award Masterlist; Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force; Story Telling World Award

The spirited story of Marcenia Lyle, the African American girl who grew up to become Toni Stone, the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn't know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.

With spirit, spunk, and a great passion for the sport, Marcenia struggled to overcome the objections of family, friends, and coaches, who felt a girl had no place in the field. When she finally won a position in a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Marcenia was on her way to catching her dream.

Full of warmth and youthful energy, Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed.

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Overview

Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Florida State Award Masterlist, Florida Reading Association
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)
Story Telling World Award, Storytelling Magazine

Best Children's Books of the Year; Florida State Award Masterlist; Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force; Story Telling World Award

The spirited story of Marcenia Lyle, the African American girl who grew up to become Toni Stone, the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn't know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.

With spirit, spunk, and a great passion for the sport, Marcenia struggled to overcome the objections of family, friends, and coaches, who felt a girl had no place in the field. When she finally won a position in a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Marcenia was on her way to catching her dream.

Full of warmth and youthful energy, Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781600605727
  • ISBN-10: 1600605729
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books
  • Publish Date: September 2005
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10
  • Dimensions: 10.22 x 8.52 x 0.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds


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