A Strong Right Arm (Prebound)

The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

By Michelle Y. Green, Mamie Johnson (Introduction by)

Perfection Learning, 9780756930530, 111pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/8/2004)
Hardcover (7/22/2002)

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Description

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 thatas dominated by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesnat give upa from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League team until she realizes her dream and becomes one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues. Mamie Johnsonas life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.