It’s been a big year for Mo’ne Davis. She made baseball history this past August as the first female pitcher to pitch a shutout in a Little League postseason game, helping her team secure a 4-0 victory. She did it again when she became the first Little League player ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. She snagged spots on Time’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014” and Harper’s Bazaar’s “2014 Women Who Dare” lists. And she also started eighth grade at Springside Chestnut Academy in Philadelphia.
Now—after throwing out the first pitch at game four of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals on October 25, and landing a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where her jersey now hangs—the 13-year-old has begun work on a memoir.
Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name is scheduled to be published in March 2015, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Monday.
Only 18 girls have participated in the Little League Baseball World Series tournament, now in its 68th year. This year’s tournament marked 40 years since a landmark decision by the New Jersey State Supreme Court upheld a ruling that let girls play in the league, The New York Times reported.
Davis and one other girl participated this year; and Davis made the news when her team, the Philadelphia Taney Dragons, won against Tennessee and Texas before being eliminated with agame three loss against Las Vegas.
“Mo’ne redefines what it means to ‘throw like a girl,’” Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, is quoted as saying in a HarperCollins press release. “She inspires and empowers others by example and is a wonderful role model for people both young and old.”
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