"A daring dose of humor, metafiction, and pardonable pandering to nonreaders and librarians alike." - Kirkus
"A provocative illumination of the nooks and crannies of a document that citizens have come to take for granted." - Kirkus
I couldn't be happier that another Audrey Vernick baseball-related nonfiction picture book is on the way. This is one outstanding list of titles to add to:
SHE LOVES BASEBALL: THE EFFA MANLEY STORY
BROTHERS AT BAT: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING ALL-BROTHERS BASEBALL TEAM
THE KID FROM DIAMOND STREET: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF OF BASEBALL LEGEND EDITH HOUGHTON
THE FUNNIEST MAN IN BASEBALL: THE TRUE STORY OF MAX PATKIN
And now LARRY DOBY, the story of first African-American to play major league baseball after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Unfortunately and unsurprisingly, the barrier didn't go away the moment it was broken, but each player who followed after Robinson and Doby made way for more players of color to follow, as those who play now make way for those to come.
Cannaday Chapman will illustrate for a spring 2021 release with Clarion, and Jennifer Greene will edit.