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A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) [Hardcover]

By Michelle Y. Green (Author) & Mamie Johnson (Introduction by)
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Presents a biography of Mamie Johnson, one of three women to play in the professional Negro League, discussing the challenges she faced as a black woman to make her way into professional baseball.

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Mamie Johnson looks the batter in the eye. Sizes him up for a curve- or a fastball. Stretches her 5'2" frame. And pops a surefire, windup, coming-right-at-ya pitch smack dab over the plate. One that lets the batter know that this "peanut of a girl" means business. Fueled by her passion for the game and buoyed by the inspiration of Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. From the time she insists on trying out for the all-male all-white Police Athletic League team until she becomes one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues, this biography of Mamie Johnson's life shows that courage-and a fierce curveball-can make a childhood dream come true. Illustrated with nineteen black-and-white photographs.

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Studio: Dial
Pages   111
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 22, 2002
Publisher   Dial
Age  9-12
ISBN  0803726619  
ISBN13  9780803726611  


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More About Michelle Y. Green & Mamie Johnson


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michelle Y. Green is a graduate of the University of Maryland College of Journalism and the Johns Hopkins University Masters Program in Writing. She teaches "The Art of Writing for Children," and two other courses at The George Washington University School of Continuing Education.

Ms. Green is the author of A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson, the true story of the first woman to pitch professional baseball in a men's league. She is also the author of the award-winning children's book series, Willie Pearl, a book about her mother set in a Depression-era coal mining town.

Ms. Green lives with her two sons, Bryan and Evan, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where she roots for her favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles.



Michelle Y. Green currently resides in Upper Marlboro, in the state of Maryland.

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An excellent Biography By NV from North Boulevard  Nov 21, 2007
This book I am reviewing is A Strong Right Arm. by Michelle Y. Green. I believe this book deserves five stars because it tells everything about Peanut Johnson and his struggles to play in the Major Leagues. This book is about one of the first African American baseball players to play baseball in 1948. The problem in the story is that the M.L.B won't let him play because the color of his skin. But after many protests and the fact that they already let Jackie Robinson play, they let him play. He was really excited to play. I would recommend this book because of its really good if you like baseball. I think this book would be good for ages 9-12 because of the details and its vocabulary.
 
An excellent Biography By NV A Strong Right Arm  Nov 21, 2007
This book I am reviewing is A Strong Right Arm. by Michelle Y. Green. I believe this book deserves a five star because it tells everything about Peanut Johnson and his struggles to play in the Major Leagues. This book is about one of the first African American baseball players to play baseball in 1948. The problem in the story is that the M.L.B wont let him play because the color of his skin. But after many protests and the fact that they already let Jackie Robinson play. He was really excited to play. I would recommend this book because of its really good if you like baseball. I think this book would be good for ages 9-12 because of the details and its vocabulary.
 
A Strong Right Arm   Mar 1, 2007
A Strong Right Arm is a great book for discrimination and black history month. The author Michelle Y Green also puts a lot of good voice in this book. This book is about discrimination on Mamie "Peanut" Johnson. This book keeps you feeling like you're in a baseball game. This book isn't old Mamie is, though it probably took place in between 1940's- 1950's or something like that. Mamie is a great star she is actually better than people estimate her for. Thank you!
 
Mamie's Dream  Oct 24, 2006
You don't have to like baseball to read "A Strong Right Arm". This book is not just about baseball. This book is about what happened in the life of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson. When she played baseball it was hard for her at that time because she was Black and a woman. During the time of Segregation, Black people couldn't play baseball in the majors so they played for the Negro League. Mamie followed her dream and became one of the first women to play baseball on a men's team. What this book is trying to tell you is to never give up and to always follow your dreams.
 
A Strong Baseball Player  Oct 24, 2006
This book was about a girl that always dreamt of becoming a baseball player. Her dream was to play on a national baseball team. During Segregation, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson couldn't use the water fountains or bathrooms because she was Black. She always had to go through back doors but she still never gave up on her dream. I thought this was very cruel for Black people because they should be treated the same.
In the book, Mamie Johnson said, " Thanks to Jackie Robinson I was one step closer to the dream." But thanks to Mamie Johnson, I learned to never give up on my dreams. Even if your Black or White you can still accomplish your dreams.
 

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