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A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

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Michelle Y. Green

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Summary: Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson,Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's dominated by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesn't give up from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League team until she realizes her dream and becomes one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues. Mamie Johnson's life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.

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Lorrie

Hometown:

Davenport

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10

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This book was very interesting. I enjoyed learning more about Mamie. It taught me a great lesson about always using perseverance.

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Carolyna

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Los Angeles

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12

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A perfect book to not give up. A perfect book to show us that any dream you can come true. I enjoyed read this!!!

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Emmy

Hometown:

Keene

Age:

12

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This book taught me that anyone could do anything. She had alot of courage because she was not only a woman she was an African-American woman. I didn't want this book to end!

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Kayla

Hometown:

Ashland

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13

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I learned from this book that dreams can come true if you try hard enough to show how much you want it.

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Andrea

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Biloxi

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13

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This is a wonderful book. I learned so much and I wish that everyone would read it. If they did, then maybe they would all start not caring about what color we are and only start caring about what kind of person we are.

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