Friday, April 1, 2016

Book Giveaway: The Kid From Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

 
I have THREE FREE copies of this great title up for grabs! For your chance to win, post a comment to the blog. Please include your first name, city, state and email contact. Deadline for posts is April 11, 2016, at noon MST. Winners are selected randomly by Randomizer. Winners will be notified via email on April 11. Please check your email on that date. Winners have 24 hours to respond to my email. Books will ship from New York. Good luck and start posting!
 
Here is a quote from my review:
 
Fascinating, full of facts, well researched, easy to read and understand, and entertaining, this story of a girl who dared to love the game of baseball and break that "grass ceiling" gaining access into an all male sport is an incredible read and fine addition to any sports section or women's section of your collection and is a must read for sports fans and all young girls.  
 
 
What Reviewers are Saying:

    "An engaging story that reminds readers that “baseball isn’t just numbers and statistics, men and boys. Baseball is also ten-year-old girls, marching across a city to try out for a team intended for players twice their age."
–Horn Book

"Salerno's illustrations, variously rendered in charcoal, ink, and gouache, as well as digital color, lovingly evoke the time period and the settings. Much fascinating information about Edith's long and adventurous life is added in an author's note. A forgotten star shines anew."
–Kirkus Reviews

"[The Kid from Diamond Street] should especially appeal to those who enjoyed Vernick and Salerno’s Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. The compelling story and energetic illustrations make this an excellent addition."
–School Library Journal

"Salerno’s mixed-media illustrations are a lively amalgam of action and scenic panorama..."
–Bulletin

"Choice quotations from [Edith] Houghton bring her personality and love of baseball to vivid life, while Salerno’s mixed-media artwork channels the footloose energy of the Jazz Age..."
–Publishers Weekly

"This timely message about playing simply for the love of the game, as opposed to personal glory or celebrity, comes through loud and clear."
–Booklist


33 comments:

  1. Looks amazing!
    Aviva
    Flushing, NY
    Aviva28@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Aviva. And it was written by a Whitestone girl!

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  2. Looks amazing!
    Aviva
    Flushing, NY
    Aviva28@gmail.com

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  3. What an empowering read!

    Brian
    Springdale, Arkansas.
    bjohnson3@sdale.org

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  4. Hoping, hoping!

    Jane
    Winslow, ME
    jperry@aos92.org

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  5. Would love to have this book for our library! Thanks for the chance -

    Betsy
    Minnetonka, MN
    emaguire@nda-mn.org
    55345

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  6. I love books where girls play sports and do things that are sometimes identified as "for boys."

    Suzanne
    Maryville, TN
    suzanne.costner@blountk12.org

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  7. Charlene
    Independence, KS
    charlene@iplks.org

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  8. Teresa
    Brewer, ME
    tholyoke@breweredu.org

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  9. Oh I have a baseball-loving fourth-grade girl at my school who will LOVE this book! Thanks for this contest!
    Stephanie
    Asheville, NC
    showell@carolinaday.org

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  10. Strong woman for the win!

    Barb
    Sudbury, MA
    barbara_gogan @ sudbury .k12. ma.us

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  11. Sounds like a great read! Can't wait to check it out and share it with my students!
    Kris
    Brick, NJ
    kkampf@brickschools.org

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  12. This would be awesome to have, especially for my girls!

    Sharon
    Mansfield, TX
    sharondressel@gmail.com

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  13. This would be awesome to have, especially for my girls!

    Sharon
    Mansfield, TX
    sharondressel@gmail.com

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  14. I'm always searching for good biographies. Thanks!

    Mary Z
    Scio, NY
    mzdrojewski@scio.wnyric.org

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  15. This looks like a great spring read to inspire my readers!
    Lisa
    Voorhees, NJ
    richardsl@voorhees.k12.nj.us

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  16. Looks like a good addition!
    Michelle
    Chico, CA
    kelley.michelle@live.com

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  17. Fantastic! Would love to have a copy.
    Michele
    North Bellmore, NY
    Mrudzewick@northbellmorelibrary.org

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  18. Already have a couple companions in mind.
    Emilee
    Newton, NC
    emilee_hillman@catawbaschools.net

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  19. Would love to have a copy for my media center!
    Lee Ann
    Conover, NC
    leeann_perry@catawbaschools.net

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  20. I recommended an Audrey Vernick book, First Grade Dropout, as a read aloud in grade 1 today. I love her books!
    Geralyn
    Montvale, NJ
    Gwestervelt@montvalek8.org

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  21. Looks like a great book!
    Tina
    Locust Grove, OK
    tross@lg.k12.ok.us

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  22. Teresa
    Brewer, ME
    tholyoke@breweredu.org

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  23. Pick me! Pick me! brlemon@yahoo.com

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  24. My students love sports books!
    Michelle
    Gallatin, MO
    manthuis@gallatin.k12.mo.us

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  25. Love these kinds of books!

    Heidi
    Smithfield, UT
    hg195@yahoo.com

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  26. Can't wait to share with my students!
    Amanda
    mandiedavis.ad@gmail.com

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  27. Your recommendation has my interest piqued!

    Sharon
    Sharondressel@gmail.com
    Mansfield, Texas

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  28. Looking forward to reading more titles by this author. Thanks for the suggestion about the 1st Grade Dropout title. Good luck to everyone!

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  29. I have girls who need this!

    Lynne
    District Media Specialist
    Temperance, MI
    lynnemchale@gmail.com

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  30. This book has a place at our library table!
    Karen
    Anthony, TX
    kpaterson@anthonyisd.net

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  31. This book has a place at our library table!
    Karen
    Anthony, TX
    kpaterson@anthonyisd.net

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  32. This would be a great fit for our library.
    Elma
    Adrian, OR
    elma.witty@adrian.k12.or.us

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