SHE LOVED BASEBALL by Audrey Vernick

SHE LOVED BASEBALL

The Effa Manley Story
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

“That’s just the way things are,” was a philosophy Effa Manley could not accept, even though, as a light-skinned black, she could have taken advantage of it. Whenever she encountered injustice, she fought tirelessly to find a solution. She and her husband founded the Eagles baseball team in the Negro Leagues, and she became a solid, innovative businesswoman who nurtured the players on and off the field. When many Negro League players finally got an opportunity to join the Major Leagues, she fought to negotiate fair terms for the transference of the players’ contracts. Later in life, she campaigned for the inclusion of Negro League players in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Vernick employs a matter-of-fact tone and highly descriptive, accessible language that not only provides a great deal of information but also captures both the essence of the era and Manley’s compassion and strength of character. Tate’s muscular illustrations illuminate and breathe life into the events. He skillfully emphasizes emotions, giving every character a distinct personality and demeanor. Effa became the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; readers will cheer. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-134920-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Collins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2010




2011 BASEBALL ROUNDUP FOR KIDS:

Children THE UNFORGETTABLE SEASON by Phil Bildner
by Phil Bildner
Children THREE STRIKES FOR ROTTEN RALPH by Jack Gantos
by Jack Gantos
Children FANTASY BASEBALL by Alan Gratz
by Alan Gratz
Children BEST OF THE BEST by Tim Green
by Tim Green

MORE BY AUDREY VERNICK

ChildrenSCREAMING AT THE UMP by Audrey Vernick
by Audrey Vernick
ChildrenBOGART AND VINNIE by Audrey Vernick
by Audrey Vernick
ChildrenBROTHERS AT BAT by Audrey Vernick
by Audrey Vernick

MORE BY DON TATE

ChildrenTHE CART THAT CARRIED MARTIN by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting
ChildrenHOPE'S GIFT by Kelly Starling Lyons
by Kelly Starling Lyons
ChildrenIT JES' HAPPENED by Don Tate
by Don Tate

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenSOMETHING TO PROVE by Robert  Skead
by Robert Skead
ChildrenBROTHERS AT BAT by Audrey Vernick
by Audrey Vernick