Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard

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The spirited story of Marcenia Lyle, the African American girl who grew up to become Toni Stone, the first woman to play for a professional baseball team.

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CRYSTAL HUBBARD first learned about Marcenia “Toni Stone” Lyle Alberga while watching Ken Burns's acclaimed documentary Baseball. A former sports copy editor for the Boston Herald, Hubbard eagerly delved deeper into the story of the girl who dreamed of playing “a man's game.” Hubbard is now a fulltime writer. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their three children. This is her first picture book.
Published January 1, 2005 by Lee & Low Books. 30 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Choosing to present a vignette, a small moment, can be effective, but here Hubbard leaves the reader hanging and it’s not until the afterword that the reader learns the facts of Marcenia’s real life as the first female player on a professional baseball team.

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