Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story - Emily Arnold McCully

The story of an often overlooked athlete, Lizzie Murphy, known as the Queen of the Diamond (Margaret Ferguson, $17.99), is related in this colorful volume. As a child Lizzie was relegated to the ignominious position of “girl batboy” on her brother’s all-boy team. Finally, because of his unfailing support, the team gave her a “try.” The rest is history. Author and illustrator Emily Arnold McCully has crafted Murphy’s inspiring story into a book that anyone, sports fan or not, can enjoy. Supplemental information and a photograph of Lizzie in uniform at the close help bring this illustrious character to life. Ages 5-8. Renee Bosco

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ISBN: 9780374300074
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 17th, 2015