McCully, Emily Arnold. Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story. Illus. by the author. 2015. Unpaged. Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, $17.99 (978-0-374-30007-4). Gr. K-3.
Born in 1894, Lizzie was told that baseball was a game for boys, yet she was a better player than most of them. At 18, she signed with a semiprofessional team and spent the next 17 years of her life playing baseball, becoming the first person to play on the National and the American Leagues’ all-star teams. [ltp]