The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton - Audrey Vernick, Steven Salerno
So you throw like a girl? That’s great, especially if you throw like Edith Houghton! Author Audrey Vernick tells this inspiring athlete’s story in The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton (Clarion, $17.99). The youngest of ten children, Edith grew up playing baseball on the streets of Philadelphia. At the tender age of ten, Edith was the starting shortstop for a professional women’s team and had the experience of a lifetime when they traveled to baseball-crazy Japan to compete against various men’s teams. Steven Salerno brings this inspirational story to life with his colorful retro illustrations. Play ball, girls! Ages 4-8.