The William Hoy Story

Author: Nancy Churnin
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 0807591920
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All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time!

William Hoy Story

Author: Nancy Churnin
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807591939
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This book is specially designed in Amazon's fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. Winner - 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor BookFinalist - 2017 North Texas Book Festival Best Children's Books All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time! The William Hoy Story is also on several book lists:2016 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids2017 Texas 2x2 Reading List2017 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List2017 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College2018 Illinois Monarch Award Master List2017-2018 Charter Oak Children's Book Award List (Connecticut)

The William Hoy Story

Author: Nancy Churnin
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ISBN: 9780605973299
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A deaf baseball player leaves a lasting impression on the game when he introduces signs for "strike" and "ball."

Silent Star

Author: Bill Wise
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ISBN: 9781620148082
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A biography of William "Dummy" Hoy, one of the first deaf major league baseball players.

Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Author: Nancy Churnin
Publisher: Creston Books
ISBN: 9781939547347
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Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.

Charlie Takes His Shot

Author: Nancy Churnin
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 0807511285
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Charlie Sifford loved golf, but in the 1930’s only white people were allowed to play in the Professional Golf Association. Sifford had won plenty of black tournaments, but he was determined to break the color barrier in the PGA. In 1960 he did, only to face discrimination from hotels that wouldn’t rent him rooms and clubs that wouldn’t let him use the same locker as the white players. But Sifford kept playing, becoming the first black golfer to win a PGA tournament and eventually ranking among the greats in golf.

Mudball

Author: Matt Tavares
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763623873
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During a rainy Minneapolis Millers baseball game in 1903, Little Andy Oyler has the chance to become a hero by hitting the shortest and muddiest home run in history.

Irving Berlin

Author: Nancy Churnin
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ISBN: 9781939547446
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The story behind how a Jewish refugee wrote the patriotic American classic, God Bless America.

I See the Crowd Roar

Author: Joseph C. Roetheli
Publisher: Dunham Group
ISBN: 9781939447692
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Includes DVD - Learn how a real man of CHARACTER overcame his hearing disability to become a professional baseball player. Suppose that you could not hear or you could not speak, and that you were much smaller than most people. Would you have the courage and persistence to succeed in reaching your dream to play Major League Baseball? Baseball great William “Dummy” Hoy did, and he became the fi rst deaf player to have an extended career in the major leagues. Because of his deafness, he was instrumental in creating hand signals between coaches and players that are still used in baseball today.

The Water Princess

Author: Susan Verde
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181611
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Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own. Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, acclaimed author Susan Verde and award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds have come together to tell this moving story. As a child in Burkina Faso, Georgie and the other girls in her village had to walk for miles each day to collect water. This vibrant, engaging picture book sheds light on this struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water. From the Hardcover edition.