Written by Crystal Hubbard
Illustrated by Randy Duburke
Published by Lee & Low Books; 1 edition (June 30, 2010)
This story is about Marcenia Lyle, who is known as Toni Stone. She was the first African American woman to join a professional baseball player. I think this book is very powerful and spiritual. As an Asian woman, sometimes I feel that I’m isolated because of my race. I think this book is inspirational for racial minorities group of people especially woman. This story is combat racial discrimination and the overcome story of young woman who standed up with herself.
This story is very heart warming and wonderful story for children to read. It honors diversity with teaches the lesson and give message to not let down yourself and give up with the hardship in life. Great book for young readers.
Toni Stone: http://www.mnopedia.org/person/stone-marcenia-lyle-toni-1921-1996
The 15 racial barriers broken in sports: https://www.pressboxonline.com/story/10231/the-15-racial-barriers-broken-in-sports