Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream

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8.52 X 10.22 X 0.15 inches | 0.31 pounds

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About the Author

Crystal Hubbard is a full-time writer and former sports journalist. Her Lee & Low titles The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby, Catching the Moon: The Story of A Young Girl's Baseball Dreams, and Game, Set, Match: Champion Arthur Ashe have been recognized with several honors, including being named to Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year and the ALA's Amelia Bloomer Project. Hubbard lives in Missouri with her family. You can find her on Twitter at @XstalBooks.

Randy DuBurke is a full-time artist, whose work has appeared in books for young readers, DC and Marvel comics, The New York Times, and MAD magazine. A native of Brooklyn, New York, DuBurke now lives in Switzerland with his wife and their two sons. His website is


"This account of the talent and determination fueling [Marcenia Lyle's] eventual success in the Negro Leagues (as Toni Stone) is vigorously told. Even better are DuBurke's paintings depicting Marcenia lunging for a ball and tearing around the bases." -- The Horn Book

"Much like its winsome, pigtailed heroine, this heartwarming picture book will inspire and engage dreamers young and old." -- School Library Journal

Amelia Bloomer Book List - American Library Association (ALA)
Best Children's Books of the Year - Bank Street College of Education