The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

By VERNICK, Audrey

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9780544611634
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2016  |  Elementary

PreS-Gr 3—Vernick provides another entertaining and informative introduction to a little-known baseball legend. Edith Houghton, born in 1912 in Philadelphia, became a female baseball player at the age of 10. Playing with women who were older than herself, she traveled as far as Japan. Later, she became the first woman hired as a scout for a professional baseball team. While the story itself is fascinating, Vernick excels at highlighting the more noteworthy aspects o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2016

Edith Houghton was "magic on the field," a baseball legend of the 1920s. Playing starting shortstop for the all-women's professional team the Philadelphia Bobbies, she drew fans to the ballpark with her impressive offensive and defensive talent. Besides that, Edith was just ten years old; her uniform was too big, her pants kept falling down, and her too-long sleeves encumbered her play. But she was good, and the older players took "The Kid" under their wing. And that's the real st...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In the 1920s, Houghton ("The Kid") played starting shortstop for the all-women's Philadelphia Bobbies--at ten years old. Vernick's conversational text desc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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