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 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 Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but ...

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Title:The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton
Author:Audrey Vernick
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0544611632
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

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

  • Christina
    Jun 09, 2017
    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 ...
  • Casandria
    Oct 30, 2017
    A great non-fiction book about a girl who loved baseball! ...
  • Barbara
    Feb 20, 2017
    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 afte...
  • Samantha
    Jun 20, 2016
    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 ga...
  • Lisa
    Apr 17, 2018
    Edith Houghton was an amazingly talented baseball player! As a child she played with her brothers in Philadelphia, and at age 10, she tried out for an adult women?s team, and made it! She was so young her uniform didn?t fit, but her skills were so good, she was starting shortstop. ...
  • Allison
    Jan 16, 2017
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  • Candace Worrell
    Nov 06, 2017
    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...
  • Melissa
    Apr 21, 2018
    A girl who can play pro baseball at age 10? Awesome! ...
  • Jana
    Jan 01, 2016
    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, ...
  • Maureen Tully
    Jan 30, 2018
    Inspiring story with additional information included in the Note from the Author at the end. ...
  • Matthew
    Jul 31, 2018
    For me, this book was particularly interesting since Edith Houghton is a bit of a local, but even if she weren't, I'd have loved this book. It's interesting baseball history and though it focuses predominantly on one piece of her baseball career, the end note covers the rest of her lif...
  • Ashley
    Jan 02, 2019
    I was unaware of a professional all-female baseball team that played against the male teams in MLB. And especially a professional all-female baseball team with a starting elementary school-aged player! This was a great book to read and the story was phenomenal. ...
  • Margie
    May 18, 2016
    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...
  • Tegan
    Apr 30, 2018
    I had no idea about Edith Houghton. Such an inspiration to young girls that want to play sports and maybe feel like they can't. I'm disappointed though that the MLB is still all men, despite these amazing women players that beat men's teams across the world! Read for Info Books for You...
  • Linda
    May 19, 2016
    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 ...
  • Heather Jo
    Jul 09, 2018
    megan summer reading 2018, children's book, non-fiction, biography, baseball ...
  • Pam
    Mar 08, 2017
    Tells the story of one of the first professional female baseball players in the 1920's. ...
  • Julie
    Oct 25, 2018
    Great story about a person I had never heard of. ...
  • Felicia
    Feb 14, 2019
    Beehive Nominee 2019Beehive Nominee 2019 ...
  • Tiffany
    Feb 10, 2018
    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. ...
  • Miss Erica
    Apr 02, 2018
    This tells the amazing story of 10 year old professional baseball player, Edith. She plays against men teams all over America and in Japan as well. ...
  • Kelly
    Jul 19, 2018
    Good but really long for a picture book ...
  • Laura Hodgins
    Jul 21, 2017
    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. ...
  • Lindsey
    Mar 13, 2017
    A well done, bio picture book. I loved the illustrations. ...
  • Tam Newell
    Jan 25, 2019
    Beautiful picture book about the true story of a 10 year girl playing professional baseball in the 1930s. Great vocabulary words and conclusion. ...
  • Angela
    Jan 08, 2018
    If your a baseball fan, you will love this book about a true sports legend. ...
  • Jenn Bishop
    Apr 02, 2016
    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! ...
  • Zack McCurry
    Sep 28, 2017
    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. ...
  • Kris Dersch
    Jun 16, 2018
    The great Audrey Vernick with another wonderful baseball picture book biography, this one on Edith Houghton, a story that should be told much more often than it is. Delightful story and wonderful book. ...
  • Zach Stp
    Apr 07, 2019
    This is a great story about Edith Houghton the great american female baseball player. Audrey Vernick gives us great insight of the life of her and her incredible journey starting off as a 10 yearold pleaying up almost twice her age and ending up as Major League Baseballs first female s...