The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

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$16.99  $15.80
Albert Whitman & Company
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8.1 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Churnin writes a weekly column about kids' entertainment and is the theater critic for the Dallas Morning News. She also writes a special needs parenting blog. She lives in Texas. Jez Tuya is a self-taught illustrator who grew up in the Philippines. He lives in New Zealand.


New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2016
2017 Texas 2x2 Reading List
2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book
2018 Illinois Monarch Award Master List
2017 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List
2017 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College
2017 North Texas Book Festival Best Children's Book Finalist
2017-2018 Charter Oak Children's Book Award Nominee
2018-2019 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice List
2017-2018 Kennebec Valley Book Award List

"Tuya's bright cartoons give a solid sense of the period, as well as Hoy's pride, satisfaction and some hurtful moments on his way to becoming "'king of center field.'"--Publishers Weekly

"The book is well told and charmingly illustrated in a semirealistic style that conveys Hoy's emotions. Those who enjoyed Audrey Vernick's Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team will want to read this engaging biography."--School Library Journal

"This picture book offers a smoothly written text and simplified digital illustrations. A rewarding read-aloud choice for baseball fans."--Booklist

"Churnin tells Hoy's story in sprightly, descriptive language that reaches to the heart of his courage and ingenuity. Tuya's bright, flat, cartoon-simple illustrations complement the text perfectly, deftly capturing the era, Hoy's emotional ups and downs, and his determination and spirit. A moving tribute to a hero."--Kirkus Reviews

"This feel-good story is simply told, and it will be fairly easy to follow even for youngsters unfamiliar with baseball."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[Churnin] tells William's story patiently and clearly, with a wonderfully matter-of-fact tone about the ways a deaf person navigates life."--New York Times Book Review