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The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

The Kid from Diamond Street The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little known piece of baseball history Beginning in when Edith Houghton wa

  • Title: The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
  • Author: Audrey Vernick Steven Salerno
  • ISBN: 9780544611634
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little known piece of baseball history Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women s professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talkingAudrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little known piece of baseball history Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women s professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies Though she was the smallest on the field, soon reporters were talking about The Kid and her incredible skill, and crowds were packing the stands to see her play Her story reminds us that baseball has never been about just men and boys Baseball is also about talented girls willing to work hard to play any way they can.

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    1. Considering that females still cannot play much baseball, this is an extraordinary story as the title says. The youngest of ten children, Edith says she was born with a baseball in her hand. Illustrations show young Edith playing every chance she got, and wow, she was talented! At the age of ten she tried out for the Philadelphia Bobbies, a women's team of older teens and those in their twenties. She made the team, at ten, was called The Kid, and didn't stop playing for a long time. The most exc [...]

    2. Amazing true story! I'd never heard of Edith Houghton and now, well, I sort of want to be her. What an incredible adventure she had playing baseball in the first half of the 20th century. A great role model for girl athletes. Beautiful illustrations as well. A home run!

    3. For those that think sports such as baseball were games intended for males only, this picture book offers a counterargument. Featuring Edith Houghton, who grew up playing baseball and tried out and made a professional women's baseball team at the age of ten, the book follows Edith after she joins the Philadelphia Bobbies and becomes their starting shortstop. Most of the story describes how the team traveled by train across the country in 1925--yes, almost a century ago--to play various teams on [...]

    4. It was summer. We were all rookies. Coach Wadsworth was patient to a fault. He really understood the skills of the players on his softball team, enhancing our abilities. He knew as a whole we were only as strong as the weakest link.So he worked with all of us, hour after hour, game after game. If you weren't a powerhouse hitter but a fast runner, he made sure you bunted with the best of them. If you were quick on your feet with honed reflexes but could not throw great distances, he placed you in [...]

    5. This is a great picture book biography about a young woman who was an outstanding baseball player during a time when not many women played. Edith Houghton claims that she must have been born with a baseball I'm her hand. When she was ten, she earned a spot on the Philadelphia Bobbies, a women's professional team. As the team's shortstop she had the opportunity to travel to Japan and tour the country, playing men's teams. This book shares the fun and exciting details of that trip. The illustratio [...]

    6. I never knew who Edith Houghton was until I read this picture book written by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Steve Salerno. She was an amazing kid and woman who loved the game of baseball for what it was, a game.The hype and celebrity surrounding her did not go to her head as she paid it no mind and just did what she loved, played baseball. She did not put herself above the other players as she was part of a team and she was grateful.This story is richly told and the illustrations put the rea [...]

    7. A picture book bio about Edith Houghton who grew up loving baseball during a time when girls didn't play baseball. She was a gifted player so much so that at the age of only 10 she tried out for a professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Bobbies, and made it! Her love of the game took her around the world and earned her a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.An author's note including pictures of Edith makes up the back matter and reveals the many ways Houghton stayed connected to the sport af [...]

    8. A really interesting true story about a girl named Edith Houghton, who in the 1920's tried out for an all-women's baseball team, and made it. Despite all the other players being almost twice her age. Her team played men's teams, and even toured Japan. The chalk and ink art is fitting and give a 1920's sense without being overbearing. I'm kind of surprised that there was no mention of difficulties faced by the female players, since they were women in a male-dominated sport. A sentence addressing [...]

    9. I know nothing about sports figures so I'm always intrigued by just how many more famous (or not famous til now) baseball players can have a picture book written about them. Haha! But I really enjoyed this one because it was about a GIRL becoming a great player, and I wished I'd heard of her before now. Edith Houghton grew up in Philadelphia, one of TEN children, played baseball even though girls weren't usually expected to or asked to, and she joined the Philadelphia Bobbies, an all-girl team, [...]

    10. Tells the story of Edith Houghton, a female baseball player. Engaging and touching. The description of the trip to Japan loses the focus a bit, but humanizes Edith since she is just a little girl. Good choice for people looking for inspiring stories of women, feminists, baseball lovers.

    11. Another home run from the winning team of Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno. I am not a baseball fan, but I love this just as much as I loved Brothers at Bat.

    12. You can learn something new every day in the children's section. A fun look at a real women's baseball team and their youngest member in the early 1900s.

    13. This story was about an influential woman who did things that were unprecedented. This book could be presented to show importance on the woman's rights movement.

    14. I wish I had read a book like this as a child so I would have had the guts to get involved instead of just chasing the foul balls the boys hit. This is a terrific book about a little known story. I had not heard of Edith Houghton who played baseball in the 1920's, but here is the story of this young girl who has even been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Girls did not have many opportunities in athletics when Edith was born in 1912. She was the youngest of 10 siblings and made her way in [...]

    15. My 5th-grade students were amazed that a girl their age was playing on a professional team. Such a well-written account of Edith Houghton!

    16. Fascinating and engaging story that will grab young readers with the fact that a girl began playing pro ball at age 10! The book's focus is on just a few years of Edith's life, taking her into her early teen years, a time that will appeal to early elementary readers. More information about Edith's long life is included in the author's note for those who want to know what an older Edith did.Edith is depicted as almost always wearing her blue baseball cap with the green bill turned up, even off th [...]

    17. This book reminded me of conversations with an older generation as they shared memories of the good old days. In those days, baseball was the thing. They reminisced about plays and games - all of it played by mostly locals (boys and men) in the small town I grew up in. This is the story of a girl who grew up, in that time, mesmerized by the game. Edith Houghton was an amazing character. A girl who played professional baseball at the age of 10 in the beginning of the 1920s. A girl who traveled al [...]

    18. Just in time for Opening Day 2016, Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno bring us another excellent nonfiction baseball picture book.Edith Houghton, the kid from Diamond Street in Philadelphia, liked to say, “I guess I was born with a baseball in my hand.” By the time she was ten years old, Edith was the starting shortstop for the 1922 Philadelphia Bobbies, a professional women’s baseball team. As a member of the Bobbies, she barnstormed across America and toured Japan. I’m extremely glad th [...]

    19. As a young girl living in Philadelphia, Edith Houghton loved baseball from a young age, by the time she was ten she became the youngest member of the all girl Philadelphia Bobbies. Her talent was legendary as her successful plays reported in the newspaper articles about "The Kid," her nickname. At age thirteen the entire team of Bobbies was invited, an accepted an invitation to travel to Japan and play against Japanese male teams. Enjoying her fine adventure, Edith and her team played outstandin [...]

    20. This is a really cool story on multiple levels - sure, it's about a girl playing baseball at a time when that just wasn't done. But it's also about a ten-year-old girl who earned a spot in the starting lineup of a professional team, about a group of women traveling the world and breaking down barriers, and about living your life with passion no matter what.I do have to question the illustration on page 11 (and the back cover) that shows a couple of the older women glaring down at Edith. Why? The [...]

    21. What an amazing story! If it's not amazing enough that there was a female professional team in the 1920s and that they only played men's teams due to the lack of other female teams in the area, let's throw in Edith Houghton who made the team when she was 10 years old! This picture book biography tells her tale from her birth in 1912 to 1925 when, at the age of 13, she traveled with her team to Japan to play against male teams. There's a nice author's note at the end that fills in the gaps of Edi [...]

    22. I was not aware of Edith Houghton or the Philadelphia Bobbies until I read this book. She went professional in baseball at age 10!! Glad that she had the opportunity at the time and that she was recognized later in her life by the Hall of Fame for her remarkable accomplishments. It seems that a main source for this biography may have been a diary that one of the teammates kept on their trip to Japan. The book left me curious to learn more--about reactions of those around her and the types of adv [...]

    23. Even before the founding of the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League (featured in the film "A League of Their Own"), there were girls and women playing the sport all over the United States. Here's the story of Edith Houghton, a baseball prodigy at a very young age, who joined the Philadelphia Bobbies and played with and against men for many years.The story highlights the Bobbies' trip to Japan, pre-World War II. I hadn't realized the Japanese were avid fans of the sport even back the [...]

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