Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Strong Right Arm

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards))
A Strong Right Arm. The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson. By Michelle Y. Green.  

I choose this book as part of the Bluestem nominated books for 2014.  I don't think I would chosen it on its own but it is actually a great short biography of one of only three females that played on the Negro Leagues.  An inspirational tale that shows how hard work, determination, and faith can make dreams come true.  Mamie narrates the story and her short career as a professional baseball player in a male dominated sport during difficult and trying times.  Her positive attitude is palpable throughout the book and her dreams go on as she plans to rebuild Miller's Field and continue promoting the Negro Leagues Baseball.