playing baseball. When she's not playing baseball with the boys in her class, she's thinking or dreaming about it! All that she wants to do when she gets older is to become a professional baseball player. But being a young Black girl growing up in the 1930's,
that dream isn't likely to happen.
Thankfully (and what I like best about this story), Marcenia Lyle doesn't settle for "no" when she's told that she can't attend a baseball camp simply because she's a girl. She loves baseball so much that she continues to play with all her heart, deciding to show the coach just how good she is so that he'll have no choice but to take her.
Well, it works, and this true story has a happy ending as Marcenia Lyle becomes the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team! This inspiring story is a fantastic one for boys as well as for girls! This is one of our family's favorite stories!
Here are some other great ones:
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