Nomination: The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

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Vernick, Audrey. The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton.  Illus. by Steven Salerno. 2016. 40p. Clarion Books, $17.99 (978-0-544-61163-4). Gr. Pre-K-4.

Edith Houghton was told that girls don’t play baseball, but by the time she was ten, she tried out for a professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies, and was made their starting shortstop.  Her talent and drive propelled a career that took her around the world and proved that baseball is a sport for everyone.

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