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The William Hoy Story : How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

Churnin, NancyTuya, Jez(Illustrated by)
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Winner - 2017 Storytelling World Resource Award Honor Book Finalist - 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 Kids 2017 Texas 2x2 Reading List 2017 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List 2017 Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College 2018 Illinois Monarch Award Master List 2017-2018 Charter Oak Children's Book Award List (Connecticut)

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Product Details
Albert Whitman & Company
0807591920 / 9780807591925
United States
32 pages
203 x 254 mm, 324 grams
Children / Juvenile Learn More