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The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
Contributor(s): Vernick, Audrey (Author), Salerno, Steven (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0544611632     ISBN-13: 9780544611634
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2016
* Out of Print *
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Girls & Women
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2015015724
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: PreK-2
Lexile Measure: 880 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 9.4" W x 10.6" L (0.95 lbs) 40 pages
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Topical - Real Life Heroes
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/14/2015
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2016 pg. 117
Booklist 01/01/2016 pg. 64
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2016
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2016
School Library Journal 03/01/2016 pg. 173
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 180478
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little-known piece of baseball history. Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women's professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies. Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talking about "The Kid" and her incredible skill, and crowds were packing the stands to see her play. Her story reminds us that baseball has never been about just men and boys. Baseball is also about talented girls willing to work hard to play any way they can.

Contributor Bio(s): Vernick, Audrey: -

Audrey Vernick is author of several novels and many picture books, including Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. She lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her online at audreyvernick.com and on Twitter @yourbuffalo.

Salerno, Steven: -

Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat and The Fantastic Ferris Wheel (Holt). A graduate of Parsons School of Design, where he studied under famed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, Steven's illustrations appear in the New York Times as well as magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, and retail interiors. He lives and works in New York City. www.stevensalerno.com

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