Illustrated by: Steven Salerno
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
The Kid from Diamond Streetby Audrey Vernick
Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women’s professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies. Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talking about “The Kid” and her incredible skill, and crowds were packing the stands to see her play. Her story reminds us that baseball has never been about just men and boys. Baseball is also about talented girls willing to work hard to play any way they can.Learn more about this title.