Effa Manley always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth's mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first-and only-woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.
Audrey Vernick is the author of Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? as well as, with her sister Ellen Glassman Gidaro, the picture book Bark and Tim: A True Story of Friendship. She lives with her family in Ocean, NJ. You can visit her online at www.audreyvernick.com.
Don Tate is the award-winning illustrator and author of more than twenty-five trade and educational books for children, including The Legend of the Valentine. Don currently lives in Austin, TX, with his wife and son. You can visit him online at www.dontate.com.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Don Tate
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Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
Audrey Vernick, Daniel Jennewein
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Jennifer Frantz, Don Tate
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"Vernick employs a matter-of-fact tone and highly descriptive, accessible language that not only provides a great deal of information but also captures both the essence of the era and Manley's compassion and strength of character. ...readers will cheer."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Tate's energetic illustrations harmonize well with Vernick's fresh and engaging text. History favors the individuals in the spotlight: here's an entertaining portrait of a woman who made significant strides behind the scenes."
- Publishers Weekly
"Vernick adds appeal to this straightforward biography with repetitive phrases that emphasize Manley's activist spirit, while Tate's slightly stylized acrylic paintings convey both the historical setting and the timeless excitement in the ballpark."