Thursday, April 21, 2011

She Loved Baseball

Learn about the Effa Manley, the first woman ever to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

Vernick, Audrey.
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story.
October 2010.
HarperCollins.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.


Based on a true story, Audrey Vernick shares with baseball fans across the world the truly inspiring story of a woman who refused to take no for an answer! Effa Manley grew up questioning authority from a very young age when she was banned from playing ball with her own siblings at school, due to differences in their skin color. That set Effa on the path to activism that instigated so much change for those involved in the Negro (baseball) Leagues.

This is a wonderful story to teach children about the appreciation of baseball for fans everywhere! The story itself is fun while also incredibly educational! Definitely a hit in my eyes!



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2 comments:

style='clear: both;' shelovedbaseball said...

Thank you so much for this thoughtful review! Because you also focus on incorporating picture books into lesson plans, I wanted to share a link to a curriculum-based discussion guide for SHE LOVED BASEBALL. You can find it here: http://audreyvernick.com/SheLovedBaseballGuide.pdf

style='clear: both;' Adrienne said...

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