What makes an athlete more than simply a sports figure, remembered for a few seasons by sports fans, then dissolving into a haze of countless games?
Try these fascinating reads by athletes who not only found their voices, but used them to push forward civil rights, feminism, and other important social discussions. Their legacies endure across generations and raise them above the title of “sports figures”.
You’ve heard of “The Babe” – well, here’s the story of “The Kid,” a new picture book in our collection. The Kid from Diamond Street is about Edith Houghton, the baseball legend who was playing pro ball at age 10!
This fascinating piece of baseball history will delight young players and fans, especially girls who love to play the game.
“Play ball” – hit a home run out of the park when you try out this delightful read!