Written by Crystal Hubbard
Illustrated by Randy Duburke
Marcenia Lyle (aka Toni Stone) was the first female to play on an all-male pro baseball team. In 1953, at the age of 32, she signed to play 2nd base for the Negro League, filling Hank Aaron’s position when he moved to the Major Leagues. This is a picture biography about her dream to play baseball as a young girl playing with the boys. I really enjoyed this book because it teaches the “never give up” mentality! Read more >>
Originally posted on November 28, 2017.