She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story

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$16.99  $15.80
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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8.72 X 11.3 X 0.39 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

Audrey Vernick is author of several novels and many picture books, including Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. She lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her online at and on Twitter @yourbuffalo.

Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, Ron's Big Mission, and Black All Around. He is the author of It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw. Don lives with his wife and son in Austin, Texas.


"Both author and illustrator are on top of their games as they bring this inspiring story to life." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Vernick employs a matter-of-fact tone and highly descriptive, accessible language that not only provides a great deal of information but also captures both the essence of the era and Manley's compassion and strength of character. ...readers will cheer." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Tate's energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick's fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here's an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes." -- Publishers Weekly

"Vernick adds appeal to this straightforward biography with repetitive phrases that emphasize Manley's activist spirit, while Tate's slightly stylized acrylic paintings convey both the historical setting and the timeless excitement in the ballpark." -- Booklist