Catching the Moon
By The Black History Channel
Ms. Hubbard’s prose is so lively that it fairly jumps off the page and lands squarely in the reader’s face. Artist Randy DuBurke’s illustrations are perfect for this book. With his warm browns, deep blues and purples, sparkling white dresses that disappear in a puff of home plate dust, and wide-eyed, hopeful expressions, he drops readers smack-dab in the middle of the adorable chaos that is Marcenia’s tom-boyish world.History teachers, ball coaches and parents of aspiring tomboys alike will all love Crystal Hubbard’s take on the life and times of Marcenia Lyle (aka, Toni Stone), who became the first female member of an all-male pro baseball team. Thank you Marcenia for inspiring us. And that you, Ms. Hubbard, for not letting this story fade into history.