Michelle Green

Books by This Author

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

Illustrated by: Kadir Nelson
Age Level: 6-9
At just over 5 feet tall, no one thought Mamie Johnson, also known as "Peanut" because of her size, would become a baseball star. But she sure could pitch! The author collaborated with the actual Mamie Johnson to tell the riveting — and real — story of how Peanut Johnson became one of three women to play professionally in the Negro Baseball League.

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

Age Level: 9-12

In the 1950's, current Marylander Mamie Johnson became one of only a handful of women to play professional baseball when she signed for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Leagues. Sports fans and those who like stories about strong young women will find this equally appealing.