She Loved Baseball

The Effa Manley Story

by Audrey Vernick

On Sale: 01/17/2023

She Loved Baseball

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She Loved Baseball

The Effa Manley Story

by Audrey Vernick

illustrated by Don Tate

On Sale: 01/17/2023


About the Book

"A wonderful picture book biography. Little girls will be inspired."* This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.

From author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Don Tate comes the remarkable story of an all-star of a woman.


Critical Praise

"Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life." — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Vernick employs a matter-of-fact tone and highly descriptive, accessible language that not only provides a great deal of information but also captures both the essence of the era and Manley’s compassion and strength of character. ...readers will cheer.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Tate’s energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick’s fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here’s an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes.” — Publishers Weekly

“Vernick adds appeal to this straightforward biography with repetitive phrases that emphasize Manley’s activist spirit, while Tate’s slightly stylized acrylic paintings convey both the historical setting and the timeless excitement in the ballpark.” — Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061349225
  • ISBN 10: 0061349224
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 01/17/2023
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Business & Economics
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Reference / General
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

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