Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues

Mamie on the mound : a woman in baseball's Negro leagues

Henderson, Leah,

Publication Information
North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, [2020]


Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Target Audience
Ages: 9-12.
Grades: 4-6.
960 L


"Mamie "Peanut" Johnson had one dream: to play professional baseball. She was a talented player, but she wasn't welcome on the all-white Girls Pro Baseball League team due to the color of her skin. However, a greater opportunity came her way in 1953 when Johnson signed to play ball with the Negro Leagues' Indianoplis Clowns, becoming the only professional female pitcher to play on a men's team. During the three years she played with the team, her record was an impressive 33-8. But more importantly, she broke ground for female pitchers like Mo'ne Davis and women everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.

Program Information
Accelerated Reader LG 5.2 0.5 Quiz No. 507065 EN Nonfiction

Lexile Measure

Personal Subject
Johnson, Mamie-Juvenile literature.
Johnson, Mamie.

Subject Term
Women baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American baseball players -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women baseball player.
African American baseball players.
African American women athletes.
Negro leagues -- History.

Picture books.

Added Author
Doutsiopoulos, George,

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesStatus
Cottonwood Public LibraryBook796.357 HEN1Kids Zone - Nonfiction