A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Michelle Y. Green
Illustrator(s):
Kadir Nelson
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Puffin
ISBN:
978-0142400722
Year:
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's determined by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesn't give up—from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League until she realizes her dream and becomes one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues.

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