Multicultura Children's Book Day featuring Mamie on the Mound by Leah Henderson

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators. 
Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues.

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FREE RESOURCES from Multicultural Children’s Book Day
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This book was gifted for this event courtesy of 

Title: Mamie On The Mound
Author:  Leah Henderson
Illustrations:  George Doutsiopoulos
Publisher:  Capstone Editions
ISBN:  9781684460236


Mamie “Peanut” Johnson only played professional baseball for 3 years, but she certainly left an impression. She received an honor from First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama recognized her accomplishments as well. This book tells the story of how she turned her dream into a reality.

Mamie Johnson spent a lot of time figuring out how she could be a baseball player as a child. It was unusual for a little girl or even a little black girl to play baseball. She knew if she were given the chance, she could show them how good she was. She had a great right arm and that was her secret weapon. She tried to play with other girls but preferred to play sandlot baseball with the boys. When she was older, she went to try out at the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the white women didn’t want her there.

One day, Bish Tyson, a former Negro League player, told her about Bunny Downs who was in charge of a team called the Indianapolis Clowns. This was a professional ball team. Mamie was asked to be on the team and now she could play professional baseball just like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Satchel Paige. Life was hard on the road in the Jim Crow south, but Mamie hung in and followed her heart and her dream.

Author Leah Henderson has done a fantastic job telling this inspiring story of a woman who cleared the way for others. This beautifully illustrated treasure brings the story to life. Parents and teachers can use this guide to teach readers about baseball, history and how if you work hard you can do anything.

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  1. This sounds like a lovely book for children to read. Thanks for the chance. I shared at Debra Branigan
    dbranigan27 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  2. My niece will enjoy this book. Shared on Facebook.
    Jana  -  turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful book! #ReadYourWorld #MCBD2020

  4. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. A winner will be notified via email.


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