Mighty Jackie: The Strike out Queen by Marissa Moss Illustrated by C. F. Payne
Jackie Mitchell is just 17 years old and up against the great Yankees, including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig-- can she strike these baseball legends out? In 1931 the Yankees stopped in Tennessee for an exhibition game against the Chattanooga Lookouts. The book details Jackie’s love of baseball and the skills taught to her by her father. While Jackie's character is portrayed a little too tomboyish, the warm tones of the pictures add to the suspense filled pace of the book. A wonderful story about a great female baseball player and a little know historical moment.
Mighty Jackie: The Strike out Queen. Marissa Moss, Illustrated by C. F. Payne. Simon and Schuster, 2004.