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

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 8Grades 4 - 6n/a5.117523
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 thatas dominated by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesnat give upa 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 Johnsonas life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.
Library Binding, 111 pages
Published on March 1, 2004 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756930537
ISBN-13: 9780756930530
1 Book Review
  • audreyjohnson
    audreyjohnsonover 7 years33 stars
    This amazing book is about Mamie Johnson, a black female baseball player in the mid-1900's. Mamie was the pitcher on a baseball team in college. Then she joined the Indianapolis Clowns Negro League baseball team. Her nickname was Peanut because she was short. But she was still a great player!