In the late 1800s, William Hoy was a good baseball player with a major-league problem: he was deaf. His family was supportive, but didn’t think he could make his dreams come true. In author Nancy Churnin’s account of the The William Hoy Story (Albert Whitman, $16.99), she describes how this talented athlete overcame the challenges of living in a society biased in favor of the hearing to become one of baseball’s greats and change the game forever. Jez Tuya’s playful illustrations will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Chernin includes relevant additional information and a timeline to round out Hoy’s uplifting story. Ages 5-8.
The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game - Nancy Churnin, Jez Tuya
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2016