Mo’ne Davis, Little League Pitching Phenom, Garners Book Deal

*Mo’ne Davis who pitched a shutout game in the Little League World Series this past summer might be only 13, but she’s garnered a book deal.

She’s the first female to ever pitch a shutout game in the Little League World Series, and now she’s adding a children’s book, “Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name” to her list of accomplishments.

Although her team,  Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, didn’t stay in the tournament, she’s been making heads turn due to her standout pitching as a 13-year-old ever since.

She especially got folks’ attention when she covered Sports Illustrated — becoming the first ever Littler Leaguer to do so. She also starred in a TV commercial and video presentation directed by Spike Lee. And she’s even donated her jersey to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Davis is definitely on a winning streak — on and off the field. She’s so much on a winning streak that HarperCollins will release her memoir in March of next year.

HIlary Beard wrote the book, on which the book’s jacket reads, “An inspiring story of a courageous young girl who learned to play ball with the boys, only to outshine them on the national stage in the most watched Little League World Series of game of all time.”

It adds, “Mo’ne Davis’s story is one that will encourage readers to reach for their dreams no matter the odds, young girls to play ball with anyone, and add a new chapter to the rich history of women in baseball.”

 

(Mo’ne Davis, Little League Pitching Phenom, Garners Book Deal)