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A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson


by Michelle Y. Green

The true story of Mamie Johnson, who loved baseball so much she dared to try out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League and made the team. She dreamed of playing in the big leagues like her hero Jackie Robinson and finally did! She was one of 3 African- American women to play professional baseball, pitching for the Indianapolis Clowns! This book is full of exciting baseball stories and lots of heart.


Resources

Interview with the author.
Publisher's page about the author.
Biographical information about Mamie "Peanut" Johnson with a video interview.
A lesson plan about the book.
A history of women in baseball.