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The kid from Diamond Street : the extraordinary story of baseball legend Edith Houghton / Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.

Vernick, Audrey, (author.). Salerno, Steven (illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 20 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jB HOU (Text) 37521530735804 AMPL Juvenile Biography Available -
Butler PL - Butler J 921 HOUGHT (Text) 73174005027602 Childrens: Nonfiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL E BIO HOU (Text) 38217000551461 Easy Biographies Available -
Greentown Children's Library - Greentown EB HOUGHTON, EDITH (Text) 75342000338350 Easy Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO HOUGHTON (Text) 36626103737334 JUV Biographies Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch JB.c Houghton, Edith (Text) 78294000258000 J Biography Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library JUV PICT VERNICK (Text) 37500004359093 Kids Picture Books Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland JB H838v (Text) 76383000440680 Junior Biographies Available -
LaGrange Co PL - Topeka Branch jB HO (Text) 30477100935679 Children: Picture Book Available -
Melton PL - Melton PIC 921 HOU (Text) 79591000086143 Picture Book-Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544611634 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0544611632
  • Physical Description: 36 pages : color illustrations, photographs ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
AD 880 Lexile.
Subject: Houghton, Edith, 1912-2013.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Women baseball players > United States > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century.

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