She Loved Baseball
The Effa Manley Story
Publication Date: November 2010
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Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruths mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the firstand onlywoman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.
From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.
Audrey Vernick is the author of several books for children, including Is Your Buffalo Ready For Kindergarten? and She Loved Baseball. The Effa Manley Story as well as Bark Tim: A True Story of Friendship, cowritten with her sister Ellen Glassman Gidaro. Audrey lives with her family in Ocean, New Jersey.
“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. ...readers will cheer.”
“Tate’s energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick’s fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here’s an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes.”
“Vernick adds appeal to this straightforward biography with repetitive phrases that emphasize Manley’s activist spirit, while Tate’s slightly stylized acrylic paintings convey both the historical setting and the timeless excitement in the ballpark.”